It started at 12. It quickly was whittled all the way to two. Then it grew to six. Now it’s back at four.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, four teams remain in the Peyton chase: Broncos, Cardinals, Dolphins, Titans. Klis writes that the Broncos are one of the top two teams.
And despite speculation that Peyton Manning had concerns about playing in Miami with receiver Brandon Marshall, Klis reports that Manning considered Marshall an asset.
There’s still no timetable for a decision. With each passing minute, the Dolphins come closer to missing a shot at quarterback Matt Flynn, who spent four years in Green Bay with new Dolphins coach Joe Philbin. And with the Cardinals having to make a decision on Kevin Kolb’s contract by 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, additional teams could slide off the list not because Peyton removes them, but because they remove themselves.
In our view, it’s still impossible to rule out some other team swooping in and quickly closing the deal.