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Manning in friendly territory in Miami: USC, Alabama pro days

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Start getting used to the phrase, "Peyton Manning sweepstakes," because you'll be hearing and reading it a lot in the coming weeks now that Manning is free to sign with any team in the NFL. Stay tuned to NFL Network and NFL.com for the latest news, analysis and speculation. To kick things off, our experts take their best guesses at where Manning will end up, we hit the rewind button on Manning's 10 greatest moments with the Colts, and NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora examines the Manning/RG3/Matt Flynn nexus.

Here's what else is on tap for Thursday:

Darlington: Miami's advantage
Jeff Darlington says Dan Marino's close personal relationship with Peyton Manning could lure the QB to Miami. More ...

• Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade wasted no time Wednesday night in going public with their yearning for Peyton Manning to choose the Dolphins and South Beach as his new football home.

• What impact will the Peyton Manning saga have on the 2012 fantasy football season? Michael Fabiano has your answer.

• Colts fans can ease the pain of an uncertain future by revisiting a glorious past Wednesday, as NFL Network airs three of the franchise's finest moments: First, at 3 p.m. ET, "America's Game" tells the story of the 1970 Baltimore team that captured the Colts' first Super Bowl victory. Then at 4 p.m., "NFL's Greatest Games" looks at the 2006 AFC Championship Game, when Indianapolis qualified for its first Super Bowl by beating the Patriots. Finally, at 5:30 p.m., "America's Game" revisits the Colts' victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.

• Who needs a premier pass rusher like Mario Williams? How about an accomplished vertical threat like Vincent Jackson? Elliot Harrison plays matchmaker with six high-profile free agents.

• Wednesday was pro day at USC, Alabama and Texas A&M, and we've got full reports.

• The NFL Players Association released a statement Wednesday saying it wants to do its own review of the league's report that the New Orleans Saints had a "bounty" system in place from 2009 to 2011.

Debate: Expectations for Luck?
Peyton Manning has left the building. So what's next for Andrew Luck and the new-look Colts? Our analysts debate. More ...

• The NFL has grown from humble roots to a league with a global fan base, and it's not stopping. Take a look at the sport's evolution.

• You could win $1 million with the all-new fantasy game from the NFL.

• Happy birthday to free-agent WR Hines Ward, who turns 36 on Thursday, and Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka, who turns 29.

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