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January 30, 2014

Seattle once sought Peyton



They had yet to draft Wilson — who Carroll said he now would have selected much higher than the third round — so it made sense for the Seahawks to try and get involved.

“We talked about the basics of what it might mean for him coming to us and the process was underway,” Carroll said. “It was very early and he had said he didn’t know what he was going to do, where he was going to visit and what was going to come up and he wanted to gage what our interest was.”

Seattle’s limited pursuit ended in Denver. Manning never took the meeting with Schneider and Carroll. Manning went on to have conversations with the 49ers, Cardinals, Dolphins and Titans before making the choice to join the Broncos.

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