Peyton Manning (file photo), media gathered in Tempe
Manning waves to reporters as he leaves Cards HQ
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
Peyton Manning spent nearly 6 1/2 hours at the Arizona Cardinals' headquarters and training facility on Sunday in meetings designed to lure the superstar quarterback to the desert.
The session was even longer than the nearly six hours Manning spent at the Broncos' facility in Denver on Friday night.
Manning waved and smiled at cheering fans as he walked from the building to coach Ken Whisenhunt's white SUV. With the coach at the wheel, Manning waved again as the SUV pulled through the security gate and past the loud supporters.
A few minutes earlier, Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald arrived in his own car.
Manning is visiting the Valley fresh off a trip to Denver where he met with the Denver Bronco coaching staff.
He is in the process of looking over possible cities where he may end up playing next season after being cut by the Colts last week.
Peyton Manning met for nearly six hours with the Denver Broncos on Friday, and left the team's facility without speaking with reporters.
About 48 hours after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, Manning met with another Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway, and coach John Fox. The three chatted while taking a tour of the team's practice field and heading to the weight room.
They spent several hours together after that before the four-time MVP departed. It was the first stop on his free-agency tour of NFL suitors.
Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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