Sunday, March 11, 2012

Manning arrives at Cardinals’ facility with coach

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Peyton Manning arrived at the Arizona Cardinals‘ headquarters Sunday, the second stop for the star free agent in his search for a new team.

Manning waved and nodded to photographers and reporters from the passenger side of a white SUV driven by coach Ken Whisenhunt as it passed through the facility’s security gate in the morning.

Larry Fitzgerald, one of the best receivers in the game and considered a prime reason Manning might choose Arizona, arrived a few minutes ahead of Manning. General manager Rod Graves and offensive line coach Russ Grimm were already at the facility when Manning got there.

Team president Michael Bidwill arrived after Manning.

“Get it done, Michael,” a fan yelled. “Come on, buddy.”

A smattering of fans filtered in as news got out that Manning was there.

Among the earliest to arrive was 26-year-old Jarred Light, an Indianapolis Colts fan who moved to the Phoenix area 1 1/2 years ago.

“I pretty much grew up around him,” he said. “When I was 12 is when he came to Indy. Now I’m 26, so pretty much ever since I’ve been interested in football he was my favorite everything. I’ve seen.

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