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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.

March 16, 2012 at 12:57 PM

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Report: Seahawks had plane waiting for Manning

"There have been other unreported developments during last weekend, such as the Seattle Seahawks parking a jet at an airport in the Denver area in a failed attempt to visit with the quarterback, according to sources."
    -- Adam Schefter and Chris Mortenson,
        49ers in race for Manning

The fact that Peyton Manning didn't respond to the Seahawks' interest in acquiring him is not a revelation. The efforts Seattle made to get a meeting, however, is interesting because in a report regarding the San Francisco 49ers' interest in Manning is the nugget that the Seahawks had a jet in Denver where Manning visited last Friday, hoping to get a visit with Manning.

Also, on Thursday, the Seahawks had explored the possibility of a contingent heading down to Miami, which may be part of the reason why head coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and associate head coach Tom Cable did not attend Washington's Pro Day. Now to be clear, that's an inference. Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley didn't attend the pro day either, and the Huskies' workout didn't include a top 10 pick like it did last year when Jake Locker was there.

I don't mean to make this sound like more than it is, and infer the Seahawks dropped everything, raced to the airport and tried to jump the next flight to Miami only to be called off. However, the team was going to head there if there was the possibility of a meeting, which was followed by an attempt to send a jet to Denver to secure a meeting with Manning, according to the ESPN report.

Of all the reasons you can assemble on why Manning didn't elect to visit the Seahawks, the team's effort or interest wouldn't appear to be among them.

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