Pursuit of Manning a risky venture for Titans

Now that owner Bud Adams has thrown the Tennessee Titans' hat into the Peyton Manning pursuit, it could become a very risky proposition for the Titans when free agency officially opens Tuesday afternoon.

According to TitanInsider, the Titans looked to be poised to make a serious run at Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams. But now those plans are possibly in peril because of the Adams-mandated pursuit of Manning, whom he probably views as the quickest route to a Super Bowl he still has yet to win even as he approaches 90 years old.

Manning and Williams are both represented by CAA, but that doesn't mean that the Williams camp will wait on the Titans to see whether or not they win the Manning lottery before making that run at the defensive star. Nor should they. Williams will be as much a coveted commodity as Manning is come tomorrow, and might wind up as the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history without having to wait for Tennessee and/or Manning to decide if the Titans are in the Williams bidding or not.

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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