Adams wants Titans in Manning fray

The Tennessee Titans were not initially in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, but owner Bud Adams is hoping to make them a late entry for the star quarterback.

Adams told the Tennessean, that he wants Manning to come back to the state where he was a college star and play for the Titans. However, thus far, he has yet to set up a meeting with him.

“He is the man I want. Period,” Adams said. “And the people that work for me understand that. They know who I want. I want Mr. Manning with the Titans and I will be disappointed if it doesn’t happen.”

By Adams speaking on the subject, it could force the Titans front office to take a look at Manning, even though general manager Ruston Webster, COO Mike Reinfeldt and head coach Mike Munchak are pleased with the team's current set of quarterbacks in Matt Hasselbeck and 2011 first-round pick Jake Locker, who would be placed on the back burner if Manning comes to the Titansterrymc13.

Adams also said he would like for Manning to have a job in the Titans front office after his playing days are finished, something that could be attractive since Manning is believed to want to be in management after his playing days are finished.

While Manning has finished up visits to Arizona and Denver, this saga is not finished as Adams has played a potential wild card in the mix.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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