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We're compiling and aggregating the latest information on Peyton Manning and his status with the Indianapolis Colts in a running blog we're calling "Peyton's Place." Check back here for the latest scuttlebutt. 3/20, 6:26 p.m. -- With the tough decision of picking a team behind him, Peyton said he's ready to move forward with the Broncos, a team he called "a perfect fit." 3/20, 10:15 a.m. -- The Broncos are expected to announce Peyton Manning as the team's new quarterback at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. 3/19, 11:50 p.m. -- Manning is expected to reunite with an old friend in Denver. 3/19, 8:25 p.m. -- Peyton's on his way to Denver, which means Broncos QB Tim Tebow could be on his way out. 3/19, noon -- ESPN reports that Manning has chosen the Denver Broncos. 3/18, 6:15 p.m. -- Peyton's many fans aren't the only ones waiting patiently to see which team he'll play for next. 3/18, 4:05 p.m. -- Sports insiders are trying to decide if Manning and the Titans will be a good fit. 3/17, 10:05 a.m. -- Peyton spent his Saturday morning working out with the Titans. 3/16, 4:59 p.m. -- @PeytonsHead, a fake Peyton Manning account, tweeted: "So, @johnelway said it was a pleasure to watch me and the #LaserRocketArm throw. Bet Timmy's never heard that from him." 3/16, 4:48 p.m. -- The Broncos' @JohnElway tweets: We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C. He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there. Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well. 3/16, 10:11 a.m. -- Peyton says 'No' to the Miami Dolphins. 3/16, 7:46 a.m. -- Must have been a slow day at the Statehouse. Tennessee lawmakers pass a resolution calling on Peyton Manning to sign with the Titans. 3/16, 12:16 a.m. -- Peyton's free agency moves into the second week. 3/15, 5:56 p.m. -- The Business Insider says the team that snags Peyton will regret it in a few years. 3/15, 11 a.m. -- The Titans' Bud Adams said he's ready to make Peyton Manning a deal "for life." 3/14, 11:03 p.m. -- Peyton's oversight of the KC Chiefs could wind up being a big mistake, according to the Bleacher Report. 3/14, 2 p.m. -- Titans coach Mike Munchak, general manager Ruston Webster and owner Bud Adams' top executive in Tennessee land in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., on their way to meet with Peyton Manning. ESPN is reporting Manning will return from Durham to Nashville to visit with the Titans at the team's facility. 3/14, 6:36 a.m. -- The Jets say they've passed on Peyton Manning, opting instead to give quarterback Mark Sanchez a three-year extension. 3/14, 6:30 a.m. -- Denver or Tennessee? The Denver Post reports Peyton Manning has narrowed down his list to two teams. Manning is expected to meet with Titans top brass Wednesday. 3/13, 11:58 p.m. -- But there is good news for Colts fans. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne has agreed in principal to stay with the team. 3/13, 4:56 p.m. -- Another departure for the Colts. Wide receiver Pierre Garcon says he's leaving for a spot with the Washington Redskins. 3/13, 4:19 p.m. -- Despite the rumors, the Texans say they're not interested in Peyton Manning. 3/13, 4 p.m. -- Free agency is here. Happy NFL New Year! 3/13, 10:54 a.m. -- Comedian Jim Gaffigan, a northwest Indiana native, says Manning is the last hero in the NFL. 3/13, 9 a.m. -- Even President Barack Obama is weighing in on the fate of Peyton Manning: "You know, Peyton Manning is one of the best of all time and anybody would be lucky to have him," he said. "I know the Broncos are going after him pretty hard. So, we'll see. If natural beauty has anything to do with it, then I'm sure Denver will do pretty well." 3/13, 6 a.m. -- Looks like the Tennessee Titans may be next on Peyton Manning free agent tour. 3/12, 1:16 p.m. -- @lionelbienvenu, of Scripps station KMGH in Denver tweeted, "Broncos sources quiet this morning. Still confident about signing Manning but not saying much else." 3/12, 6:12 a.m. -- ESPN says the Broncos and Cardinals have emerged as favorites for Peyton Manning. 3/11, 11:44 p.m. -- The Tennessee Titans have their eyes on Peyton. 3/11, 11:47 a.m. -- Sports gurus in Denver said Peyton's meeting with the Broncos was "productive," but there's no deal yet. 3/10, 6:02 a.m. -- Sources say Peyton's arm strength is improving. 3/9, 9:06 p.m. -- No matter where he goes, Peyton will forever be a Colt one Pennsylvania sports writer says. 3/9, 5:30 p.m. -- Donald Trump says he'd like to see Peyton Manning in Miami, even though he's good friends with the coach of the Jets, who are also courting the quarterback. Ouch. 3/9, 5 p.m. -- In the wake of Manning's departure, the Colts cut five key players from the lineup Friday. 3/9, 3:30 p.m. -- Video shows Peyton Manning arriving at an airport outside Denver on Friday afternoon. Broncos brass say they're meeting with him tonight. 3/9, 1 p.m. -- Looks like Denver will be Peyton Manning's first stop. 3/9, 10:37 p.m. -- Freeney, too? ESPN cites league sources who say the Colts are fielding telephone calls from teams interested in trading for perennial Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney. 3/9, 8:20 a.m. -- Peyton is not out of the woods yet medically, doctors say. 3/8, 10:41 p.m. -- The Boston Globe says no matter where he goes, Manning will turn any team into a powerhouse. 3/8, 5:40 p.m. -- Need proof that Peyton Manning has grown up before our eyes? Check out this chronology of Indianapolis Monthly covers. 3/8, 5 p.m. -- Dan Marino says Manning could fit in anywhere, but he's getting his sales pitch ready to bring the quarterback to Miami. 3/8, 3:19 p.m. -- NFL.com reports that the Redskins may already be out of the race for Peyton Manning. 3/8, 2 p.m. -- Check please! A North Carolina steakhouse server has been fired over the huge tip Peyton Manning left last week. 3/8, 6:24 a.m. -- It's the day after, and young fans are trying to cope. 3/7, 9:52 p.m. -- Now that Manning's officially "single", NFL suitors are expected to become more amorous in their efforts. 3/7, 6 p.m. -- Peyton Manning arrives in Miami on Irsay's private jet. He tells reporters: "I have no idea what teams are interested yet. I think my agent has been getting calls at 4 p.m. today since it started. I haven't talked to him yet. I literally just got off the plane. I'm ready to start back with my training again because that's really what I need to do." 3/7, 4:30 p.m. -- Marshall Faulk says he doesn't believe Manning will choose an NFC team because the family wants a Super Bowl match up between brothers. 3/7, 3:30 p.m. -- Forbes estimates Peyton Manning increased the value of the Colts by $233 Million. 3/7, 2:30 p.m. -- Manning's charitable endeavors, including the PeyBack Foundation, will continue in Indiana. 3/7, 1:40 p.m. -- Former Colts coach Tony Dungy says Manning would land on his feet with 49ers. 3/7, 12:06 p.m. -- Both Peyton Manning and Jim Irsay were weepy as they described their relationship and the difficulty of the decision. 3/7, 12:02 p.m. -- It's official -- Peyton Manning is leaving the Indianapolis Colts. 3/7, 9:47 a.m. -- RTV6 will be on a little before noon with details from the news conference. We'll carry it on RTV6, HTSN and on TheIndyChannel.com. 3/7, 8 a.m. -- The Washington Post has a rundown of Manning's funniest commercials. Laugh and weep. 3/7, 7:38 a.m. -- TheIndyChannel.com will stream a news conference with Manning and Irsay at noon. 3/7, 7:22 a.m. -- Jim Irsay tweeted this morning: "It was a long,emotional flight...now the sun is trying to rise" 3/6, 10 p.m. -- Irsay and Manning talk briefly with reporters as they're leaving airport in Irsay's SUV: "We're good, right Jim?" Manning says. "We're good. We're going to talk tomorrow. We're going to do it the right way tomorrow," referring to a yet-to-be-announced news conference set for Wednesday. Watch the raw video of the exchange. 3/6, 9:30 p.m. -- Team owner Jim Irsay's charter plane arrives in Indianapolis. Irsay and Manning are seen getting off the plane together. 3/6, 8 p.m. -- Manning's older brother, Cooper Manning, tells USA Today that his brother will be leaving the Colts. 3/6, 6:20 p.m. -- ESPN is reporting that that the Colts will part ways with quarterback Peyton Manning. An announcement is expected Wednesday. 3/6, 2:25 p.m. -- Forbes says the smart money is on Peyton to Miami. 3/6, 8:55 a.m. -- You're split over whether the Colts will keep Peyton. 3/6, 6:20 a.m. -- Bleacher Report has a good rundown of the latest Manning buzz. 3/5, 3:21 p.m. -- Former Colts coach Tony Dungy suggests Peyton Manning might be back in Indianapolis. 3/5, 8:07 a.m. -- It's decision week for the Indianapolis Colts. 3/4, 5:14 p.m. -- One Yahoo! columnist is patiently waiting for the Colts to decide Manning's fate on Mar. 8. 3/4, 11:04 a.m. -- ESPN says Manning's injuries may have happened during a bounty program practice. 3/3, 5:41 p.m. -- Writers at HuffPo weigh in on a video of Peyton throwing. 3/3, 8:57 a.m. -- Archie Manning says Peyton knows the business and is "a big boy." 3/2, 8:30 p.m. -- A columnist who covers the Redskins said the Washington, D.C. team will pick Manning up if he's dropped from the Colts.. 3/2, 9:59 a.m. -- Teams are weighing the risk/reward of taking Peyton. 3/1, 7:26 p.m. -- Some New Yorkers think it's a bad idea if Manning gets picked up by the Jets. 3/1, 2:55 p.m. -- Don't look now, but there's another "Peyton to insert team name here" petition site. Click only if you dare. 3/1, 6:46 a.m. -- A writer on the aptly named "Rant Sports" says Peyton Manning is headed to Jacksonvillle. 2/29, 4:03 p.m. -- If Manning gets picked up by the KC Chiefs, he could be in good company. 2/29, 7:40 a.m. -- In a breakdown of each team's interest in Peyton Manning, ESPN says the Colts chances are "slim the two sides reach some financial deal that keeps him in Indy, and the team needs to move on." 2/28, 12:42 p.m. -- SI's Peter King says a couple of teams are considering a tandem of Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne. 2/28, 8:27 a.m. -- Jim Irsay says the "media word-twisters" are getting in the way of his messages involving Peyton Manning. 2/28, 6:52 a.m. -- Veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb says Peyton Manning won't wind up in Washington. 2/27, 6:58 p.m. -- The Colts are unlikely to take action against the Kansas City Chiefs for talking about the possibility of acquiring Peyton Manning 2/27, 6:50 a.m. -- Colts center Jeff Saturday says Peyton Manninghas many more Sundays left in him. 2/26, 8:26 p.m. -- Should Peyton release a video of him throwing? 2/25, 9:27 p.m. -- Some teams are salivating at the thought of getting Peyton Manning. 2/25, 6:21 a.m. -- Does the Dolphins' "short-term solution" at quarterback hint at Peyton Manning? 2/24, 3:36 p.m. -- Andrew Luck talks to reporters at the NFL Combine, telling RTV6's Sports Director Dave Furst that it would be a good opportunity to learn from Peyton if it works out with the Colts. 2/24, 8:18 a.m. -- Polian speaks as Grigson, Pagano dodge Manning talk at combine. 2/23, 3:32 p.m. -- At the NFL Combine on Thursday, Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson told reporters that the decision concerning Peyton Manning won't be rash. 2/23, 2:43 p.m. -- Guess who is in Miami? 2/23, 7:32 a.m. -- Did the Colts ask Andrew Luck not to work out at the Combine? 2/22, 5:28 p.m. -- Manning to Miami? Some dolphins fans are taking their quest to new heights. 2/22, 8:09 a.m. -- Despite talk that Peyton Manning could be Ron Jaworski's 'Monday Night Football' replacement,, Jaws thinks Manning should play for the Jets. 2/21, 8:33 p.m. -- It looks like the Seattle Seahawks may be distancing themselves from Peyton Manning talk. 2/21, 11:29 a.m. -- Could Peyton Manning wind up in Denver, in spite of the Tebowmaniacs? 2/21, 6:20 a.m. -- ESPN's John Clayton says he thinks Peyton Manning will leave the Colts, but he and the team would be better off if he stayed. 2/20, 11:17 a.m. -- Are the Seattle Seahawks the front-runner for Peyton Manning? Some say "yes." 2/20, 6:14 a.m. -- Chris Weinke says Peyton Manning will be back and better than ever. 2/19, 8:26 p.m. -- If Peyton wants another Super Bowl ring, the Bleacher Report says he should set his sights on New York. 2/19, 6:19 a.m. -- ESPN clears space, in case Peyton Manning wants to join "Monday Night Football". 2/18, 3:42 p.m. -- A Bleacher Report writer thinks Manning and the Minnesota Vikings are a perfect fit. 2/18, 9:44 a.m. -- Columnists are doing a lot of "why the ___ shouldn't go after Peyton Manning" stories in recent days. Here's one detailing the Cardinals' situation. 2/17, 7:47 a.m. -- Can't get enough Irsay? Here's his full interview with Indianapolis media from last night. 2/17, 6:44 a.m. -- Jim Irsay spoke to Indianapolis media Thursday night, claiming that talks with Peyton Manning are cordial. 2/17, 6:21 a.m. -- No teams appear to be backing away from Manning, despite new revelations about his condition. 2/16, 9:39 p.m. -- Despite talk about Manning's neck injuries, a USA Today writer says he'll return to the game as good or better.
2/16, 6:22 a.m. -- Adventures in bad Photoshop -- the Kansas City Star posted this ridiculous picture of Peyton Manning on a Chiefs uniform to go along with a story about whether Manning could be the missing link to a Chiefs title.
2/15, 5:18 p.m. -- According to commentary in the LA Times, the Colts should hold on to Manning, but not for $28 million.
2/15, 3:18 p.m. -- Sports Illustrated reports that Manning was angling toward playing in the final regular season game, though some inside the organization viewed that as a "surprising attempt to play in a meaningless situation."
2/15, 8:05 a.m. -- Building on our earlier story, a Bleacher Report columnist says Jim Irsay isn't fooling anyone.
2/15, 7:24 a.m. -- Irsay is effectively managing the PR battle over the Manning situation.
2/14, 8 p.m. -- Colts owner Jim Irsay tells The Indianapolis Star he expects to meet with Peyton Manning in the next seven days and would love to have Manning finish his career in Indianapolis "if he can get healthy and we can look at doing a contract that reflects the uncertainty of the ... healing process with the regeneration of the nerve."
2/14, 4:18 p.m. -- Stand down everyone, no Peyton news yet. Irsay's tweet was in reference to more coaching changes announced Tuesday afternoon.
2/14, 4 p.m. -- Possible Peyton news? Colts owner Jim Irsay tweets: "NEWS in horseshoe land,coming up...stay tuned to http://colts.com!!!"
2/14, 6:14 a.m. -- A Houston TV reporter says Peyton wants to play for the Texans.
2/13, 4:16 p.m. -- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb says he's fully recovered from his concussion and is not concerned about speculation that the team might be interested in Peyton Manning.
2/13, 1:02 p.m. -- Manning's can choose to retire, or join a circus, Sports Illustrated says.
2/13, 7:54 a.m. -- Peyton's future in Indianapolis will ultimately be a business decision.
2/13, 6:15 a.m. -- An ESPN writer says Peyton prefers steak.
2/12, 9:09 p.m. -- Where will Manning play in 2012? The Bleacher Report has a short list of possible franchises .
2/11, 7:02 a..m. -- A New York columnist argues that history is against Peyton Manning succeeding with another team.
2/11, 9:20 p.m. -- Should Colts try their 'Luck' and pass on Manning? A New Jersey columnist says the team should consider it.
2/11, 6:37 a.m. -- A Washington Post columnist likens Peyton Manning to a drool-soaked tennis ball for a Labrador.
2/10, 5:06 p.m. --Peyton Manning certainly congratulated his brother, Eli, but we're pretty sure he didn't say, 'This Has Been The Worst Year Of My Life,' as The Onion suggests.
2/10, 4:25 p.m. -- You know the Manning face: a trademark of the ball-throwing brothers, it's dominated by pursed lips and scowl. Now an artist is having some fun imagining Peyton's pout promoting his next NFL home.
2/10, 3:45 p.m. -- Colts owner Jim Irsay offers a Manning update via Twitter ... sort of: "Things r quiet this week n weekend,getting ready for NFL Combine,completing coaching staff,analyzing roster. There's no new news on Peyton."
2/10, 1:01 p.m. -- Former Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian says Peyton was throwing fine before Polian was canned.
2/10, 11:02 a.m. -- Oddsmakers say Manning's next stop will be the Dolphins, Redskins, Cardinals, Colts, or retirement, in that order, according to a CBS Sports report.
2/10, 8:58 a.m. -- Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted this morning "I kicked the habit...shed my skin". Peyton Manning reference or lyrics from Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" circa 1986? We vote the latter.
2/10, 6:18 a.m. -- Yahoo! Sports' Les Carpenter says the smart move is for Peyton to retire.
2/9, 3:16 p.m. -- What does Peyton Manning have in common with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine?
2/9, 1:20 p.m. -- On his B.S. Report podcast, ESPN's Bill Simmons interviewed the NFL Network's Mike Lombardi, who said those who have caught passes from Peyton Manning during his recovery told him Manning can't throw the ball to his left and lacks the velocity an NFL quarterback needs. B.S. is short for Bill Simmons, in case you were wondering.
2/9, 8:42 a.m. -- The New York Post says our running blog should really be titled "Peyton's Next Place".
2/9, 6:15 a.m. -- There are a bunch of articles this morning linking Peyton Manning with several teams. Here's one that suggests that the reward is worth the risk of trying to woo Manning to Seattle, but a Miami columnist thinks Peyton is a bad option for the Miami Dolphins.
2/8, 10 p.m. -- Duke has a historically bad football program, but a player says Peyton Manning has been working out there.
2/8, 5:15 p.m. -- Peyton in purple? The Bleacher Report speculates that the Minnesota Vikings could be the perfect place for Manning to end up, citing the team's familiar offense and their need for a leader to help them get back on top.
2/8, 12:30 p.m. -- Who is the better Manning? Peyton says he doesn't have a sibling rivalry with Eli, who now sports two Super Bowl rings.
2/8, 7:45 a.m. -- Though some in Tennessee clearly disagree, the Tennessee Titans don't appear that interested in Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
2/7, 11:05 p.m. -- Over the years, Peyton Manning has endeared himself to Indianapolis, making it hard to imagine losing him.
2/7, 1 p.m. -- How did we get here? Here's a video to set up the possibility that Peyton Manning won't return to the Indianapolis Colts.