Contrary to the Scheftersen report from Sunday that the Broncos and Cardinals have emerged as the leaders for the services of Peyton Manning, our pal Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are still very much alive.
Specifically, Salguero reports (citing two teams sources) that the Dolpins are in “lockdown” mode, and that the organization believes there’s still a shot at landing Manning.
But Peyton still has not met with the Dolphins, and there’s no specific indication yet that he will.
And there’s no guarantee he will decide after meeting with owner Stephen Ross and G.M. Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin that the right pieces are in place to allow the Dolphins with Manning to overcome the Patriots with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.