Ross says Dolphins made ‘big effort’ for Manning



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says the team’s ultimately futile pursuit of quarterback Peyton Manning started last December and that he has no regrets about not being able to land the four-time NFL MVP.

Ross says he talked with Archie Manning about the possibility of his son joining the Dolphins, adding that the team made “a big effort” to try and get the former Indianapolis quarterback who wound up signing with the Denver Broncos.

It was the third known big-name chase Ross has embarked upon since buying the Dolphins, after making attempts to hire Jim Harbaugh and Jeff Fisher to coach the club. None were successful, and Ross says he believes “nothing ventured is nothing gained.”

Ross spoke Monday at the NFL owners meetings.