Report: Vikings won't pursue Manning

It looks like the Vikings won’t be in the hunt to sign Peyton Manning. The Pioneer Press is quoting sources who say the team has no interest in bringing in the 14-year Super Bowl-winning veteran. The Vikes say they’ll move ahead with Christian Ponder and Joe Webb instead.
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It looks like the Vikings won’t be in the hunt to sign Peyton Manning. The Pioneer Press is quoting sources who say the team has no interest in bringing in the 14-year Super Bowl-winning veteran. The Vikes say they’ll move ahead with Christian Ponder and Joe Webb instead.

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