It was widely believed that the Redskins would target Giants receiver Mario Manningham once free agency opened.
And so, with the Redskins signing (for now) Josh Morgan and Pierre Garçon, Manningham had to look elsewhere.
The tour begins in the place where the Giants won the 2011 NFC title. Per a league source, Manningham will visit the 49ers on Thursday.
Manningham became a hot commodity via a clutch, 38-yard catch in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl, which sparked New York’s game-winning touchdown drive.
Manningham also had been linked to Tampa, but the Buccaneers signed Vincent Jackson away from the Chargers.
UPDATE 5:57 p.m. ET: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Bills and Dolphins also are interested.