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Titans GM: Manning worked out for team on Saturday

  • NFL football quarterback Peyton Manning visits Baptist Sports Park in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, March 14, 2012. A group of Tennessee Titans executives have returned to Nashville with Manning for a meeting with the free agent on the team's home turf. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Samuel M. Simpkins)

Peyton Manning worked out for Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville, Titans general manager Ruston Webster said.

The GM said he thought Manning "looked comfortable throwing the ball and we had a good visit."

"This is another important step in the process," Webster said. Manning spent eight hours meeting with Tennessee executives on Wednesday.

Webster was joined at Saturday's workout by Titans head coach Mike Munchak, chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains and strength coach Steve Watterson, a person familiar with the session told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team has not released details of the workout.

Saturday was Manning's third workout for teams this week.

On Friday, the four-time NFL MVP worked out at Duke for Denver. Tuesday night he worked out at the Blue Devils' facilities for San Francisco. Manning has been rehabbing in North Carolina following a string of neck surgeries.

And the quarterback is getting good reviews.

After throwing for Hall of Fame QB turned Broncos executive John Elway and Denver coach John Fox in a workout that lasted a little under two hours. When it was over, Elway seemed convinced that Manning is still Manning

"We enjoyed visiting with Peyton today in N.C.," Elway wrote on his Twitter account. "He threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there."

A few minutes later, Elway posted: "Watching him throw today was the next step in this important process for our team and Peyton. It was a productive visit and went well."

Manning, who turns 36 on March 24, missed the 2011 season with the neck injury, which led to him being released by Indianapolis.

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe said Manning looks good.

Cutcliffe —Manning's offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee — said Saturday morning that Manning has been throwing at "game pace."

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