The Kansas City Chiefs were the first team to offer Peyton Manning a completed contract on Thursday, according to Brandon Spano of MileHighSports.com.
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It was reported Thursday morning that the Chiefs had already contacted Manning, mere hours after he was officially available. The Chiefs signed quarterback Matt Cassel to a six-year, $62.7 million contract in 2009, but a hand injury sidelined him for much of the 2011 season. A number of teams – the Chiefs, Broncos, Cardinals, Redskins and Dolphins, among others - have already shown interest in Manning, who was released by the Colts this week. Manning is expected to make a decision on a new team within a week.