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Peyton Manning Update: 49ers Emerge As 'Mystery Team,' Already Had Physcial, Workout

The San Francisco 49ers have emerged late as the "mystery team" pursuing free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. The team had been whispered as a team early during this whole process, but apparently it's been much more than that lately:

According to Adam Schefter on SportsCenter, Manning had a workout at Duke for the 49ers on Tuesday and then took a physical on Wednesday. However, Manning has not visited San Francisco's facilities.

Manning to the 49ers remains a long shot, but the team has an opening at the position since Alex Smith has not reached a new deal with the club. The 49ers provide the best chance for Manning to win a Super Bowl, especially with a defense, one of the best in 2011, returns all 11 starters.

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