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Seattle was once in chase to sign Manning

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes during the second half of the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in Denver on Sunday, Jan. 19.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. — They sat on the tarmac just hoping for the chance at a meeting.
Pete Carroll and John Schneider waited in the private plane in Denver, wondering if Peyton Manning would accept a request to meet with the brain trust of the Seattle Seahawks to see if that could be a potential landing spot for the free agent quarterback.
This was March of 2012, before Manning decided Denver would become his permanent address and before Russell Wilson took up residency in Seattle.
And as Carroll recalled on Wednesday, the entire process was “brief.”
“We tried to get ...

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