1st stop: Peyton Manning meets with Broncos brass

PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Published:

DENVER (AP) -- Peyton Manning met for nearly six hours with the Denver Broncos on Friday, then 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.