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Peyton Manning to visit Titans after owner makes wants known

Posted: Updated: March 12, 2012 05:11 PM
ESPN is reporting Peyton Manning is scheduled to meet with the Titans in upcoming days. ESPN is reporting Peyton Manning is scheduled to meet with the Titans in upcoming days.
Titans' owner Bud Adams says he is prepared to make a competitive offer to get Manning. Titans' owner Bud Adams says he is prepared to make a competitive offer to get Manning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams made his wants known when he told The Tennessean Sunday he wants Peyton Manning and is prepared to make a competitive offer to get him and now, according to ESPN, it appears the former Colt will visit with top Titans officials.

"He is the man I want. Period," Adams told the Tennessean Sunday. "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."

ESPN reported on its Web site Monday that Manning is scheduled to meet with the Titans away from their facility in Nashville in upcoming days.

Indianapolis officially released the four-time NFL MVP last week and several teams have expressed an interest in him including the Broncos, Cardinals and Dolphins.

"I think Mr. Adams coming out and saying he wants Peyton, I think that is a good thing because it tells the fans, ‘Hey, we are in this thing,'" Former Titan and radio host Frank Wycheck said.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam added, "I would love to have Peyton here too, obviously he is an incredible quarterback, but class too, you saw how he handled the whole thing in Indianapolis."

In addition to Peyton's enduring legacy at the University of Tennessee, he is also the co-owner of D-1, a training facility in the Cool Springs area.

The Titans previously said publicly they had no plans to pursue Manning until Adams' comments.

The team drafted Jake Locker with their first-round pick last year and Matt Hasselbeck still has two years left on his contract after signing as a free agent last season.

It was unclear where or when the meeting with Manning would take place.

*The Tennessean and ESPN contributed to this report.

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