Manning finishes visit with Titans
The Tennessee Titans got their turn to woo Peyton Manning on Wednedsay evening, flying the free agent quarterback in from the Raleigh-Durham, N.C. area to their facility in Nashville on owner Bud Adams' private jet, per TitanInsider.com.
Titans coach Mike Munchak, general manager Ruston Webster and chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt were aboard the plane that picked Manning up shortly after 2 p.m. EDT. Manning finally left the facility with Munchak shortly after 9 p.m. CDT to return for a flight back to North Carolina.
Manning and the Titans met for more than six hours at Baptist Sports Park, where the Titans train, and team physician Dr. Burton Elrod was in attendance at the complex for approximately 90 minutes. The Titans are late comers to the Manning sweepstakes, entering after Adams decreed that the team pursue Manning over the weekend.
The Titans, trying to go all out to sign Manning and appease their 89-year-old owner still in search of his first Super Bowl championship, will now play the waiting game alongside the other Manning hopefuls - the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com