In a development that hardly qualifies as a surprise, Giants receiver Mario Manningham most likely will hit the open market on March 13 at 4:00 p.m., according to a league source.
One of the stars of Super Bowl XLVI, whose acrobatic sideline catch fueled the game-winning drive, we’re told that Manningham wants to be paid like a starter. With Hakeem Nicks already getting that kind of money and Victor Cruz wanting the same, Manningham becomes the odd man out.
Surely, other teams will be willing to give Manningham starter money. Though not the biggest name in a crowded receiver market, plenty of teams have plenty of stiffs playing the position.
The Redskins make the most sense. Given than Washington owned the Giants last year, sweeping the NFL champs in their two regular-season games, the Redskins could soon own at least one piece of that team.