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Peyton Manning’s Next Stop Arizona?

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic tweets that “signing Manning is the kind of move Mike Bidwill [Cardinals owner] loves.”

Somers specifically mentions Emmitt Smith and Edgerrin James as two players that the Cardinals took chances on later in their careers. You can Kurt Warner to that list as well.

Arizona seemed like a plausible option months ago but the rumors have since died down. They would have to release Kevin Kolb in order to make this work which isn’t problem considering that Kolb has a $7 million option bonus that will be due on March 17th. Manning’s will be available to visit with team’s as soon as he’s cut so this really could work but is by no means a sure-thing.

The Dolphins and Redskins could throw a lot of money at Manning but that’s not going to be the deciding factor for him.