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Chris Mortensen got the Peyton scoop and his competition loved it

Sideline reporter Chris Mortensen on ESPN Monday Night Football September 11, 2006 in Washington. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Redskins 19 - 16. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Sideline reporter Chris Mortensen on ESPN Monday Night Football September 11, 2006 in Washington. The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Redskins 19 - 16. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

An important piece of news came out Sunday -- and it was only partly Peyton Manning's impending retirement announcement on Monday.

Chris Mortensen is once again breaking big NFL news and his friends and competitors couldn't be happier.

Mortensen, a senior NFL Insider for ESPN, has been getting treatment for Stage 4 throat cancer since mid-January.

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Then out of nowhere, he scooped everybody on Manning's retirement news on Sunday morning after staying off Twitter since a Jan. 16 post.

Suffice to say, this is one time everybody in the business was happy to get beat on a story. Here's some of the reaction: