Free agent quarterback Peyton Manning is still deciding what team he'd like to join for the next NFL season, and the Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans and Denver Broncos are all aggressively pursuing his services. According to Mike Klis of The Denver Post, Manning's agent (Tom Condon) and the Broncos engaged in preliminary contract discussions on Monday. This qualifies as an update because the organization and the future Hall of Famer had avoided any contract talks during his visit over the weekend, so any such dialogue registers as another important step in an extremely protracted and overly public process.
The Tennessee Titans have emerged as a late challenger after signing former Colts front office executive Dennis Polian and playing up Peyton's University of Tennessee ties through owner Bud Adams, but the Broncos are still considered a favorite to win the big free agency prize of the 2012 offseason.
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