Dolphins coveting Peyton Manning

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

If the Indianapolis Colts decide to set four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning free this offseason, there will be more than a few teams interested. The word on Sunday was that the Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Washington Redskins would all be trying to get him signed, according to the Miami Herald.

Two sources tell the paper that the Dolphins will "aggressively pursue him if he's a free agent and if he's cleared medically." The other options the Fins are considering, the Herald reports, are signing Green Bay Packers impending free agent Matt Flynn or "an attempt to trade up to draft Baylor's Robert Griffin III," the reigning Heisman Trophy winner.

The Colts are due to pay the 35-year-old Manning, who was sidelined for the whole season with a neck injury, a $28 million roster bonus if he is still on the roster on March 8, the paper notes.

Since the Colts have the first pick in this year's draft, it is believed that the team will use it on a quarterback, either Andrew Luck of Stanford or Griffin.

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