NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, 49ers, Browns, & Falcons


Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning‘s father, Archie, said that his son hasn’t made up his mind about retirement, but admitted that it’s unlikely he’ll be back with the Broncos.

Maybe not totally,” Archie said, via “He probably envisions himself getting good and healthy. If he is good and healthy, can he play? I think he pretty much knows that it wouldn’t be with the Broncos and that would be another thing, to change teams.”

According to Archie, Peyton had some offers from others team last year, but he isn’t sure he’d be willing to make that change at this point in his career.

“Now, he had some offers last year from teams, some teams talked to him,” Archie said. “But I think that was going to be a lot of drama, again, to change teams, that he didn’t want to go through. He did do that once, so I don’t know that he would want to do that.


  • Matt Maiocco reports that former-49ers HC Mike Nolan said he expressed interest to new HC Chip Kelly about their defensive coordinator job.
  • Kelly and the 49ers elected to hire Jim O’Neil, but Kelly called Nolan back as courtesy to inform him of their decision.


  • Tony Grossi reports that has heard that the Browns are still looking to further bolster player personnel staff by hiring someone for a currently undisclosed position.


D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution writes that the Falcons appear to be leaning to towards keeping veteran WR Roddy White.

Falcons HC Dan Quinn told reporters on Thursday they’re still going through the process of determine what to do with their roster.

“We are still going through it,” Quinn said on Thursday. “We’re getting there. We are not there yet, but we’re getting close.

According to Quinn, there’s no question White can still play.

“It’s a combination, of course he can still play,” Quinn said. “It’s a combination of can we feature him in the best way for him and allow other players to come up through the system as well.

Ledbetter adds that the Falcons will also need to make decision about S William Moore and whether to re-sign veterans DE/OLB O’Brien Schofield, DE Adrian Clayborn and DE Kroy Biermann.

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