Golden Nuggets: Peyton Manning And Wide Receivers

Well, after a fairly quiet start to the day yesterday, things picked up once reports circulated that Peyton Manning and the Colts were going to part ways after 14 years together. This has dragged on for the last few months once it became more and more clear the team was going to draft Andrew Luck and move forward.

Where this gets particularly interesting now is the fact that once Peyton Manning is officially released (as expected today or tomorrow), he is immediately a free agent. He can start talking to teams immediately, as opposed to normal free agents who have to wait until March 13 to begin talking to teams. I would be surprised to see anything happen immediately, but anything is possible once Peyton hits the open market.

Jerry Rice thinks Michael Crabtree should lose weight (Bay Area Sports Guy)

Jerry Rice says 49ers should pursue Peyton Manning; criticizes Michael Crabtree (Sam Lam)

Baalke: 49ers aren't discussing Peyton Manning (Barrows)

49ers conspicuous in their absence at Ga. Tech pro day (Barrows)

49ers live chat: Free-agency market takes shape (Barrows)

March mock: The 49ers go wide receiver ... twice. (Barrows)

49ers Mailbag: Market will decide Rogers' future (Maiocco)

49ers 2012 NFL Draft -- Running backs (Maiocco)

Bargain shopping: Meachem makes sense (Maiocco)

Jerry Rice speaks on Peyton Manning, Michael Crabtree and Saints’ bounties (SJ Mercury News)

As 49ers Look for WRs, They Hope Crabtree Will Continue to Grow (NBC Bay Area)

49er Stadium Not Open For Another Vote: Judge (NBC Bay Area)

Trent Baalke on KNBR (

Baalke Discusses 2012 Offseason (

Jerry Rice believes that the 49ers should pursue Peyton Manning (Yahoo! Sports)

"Nothing imminent" with 49ers and Alex Smith (ProFootballTalk)

49ers and value of the 30th overall pick (Sando)

NFC West and chasing Peyton Manning (Sando)

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