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Mario Manningham takes a salary cut

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49ers wide receiver Mario Manningham, who is recovering from torn anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee, has had his 2013 salary cut from $3.6 million to $1.8 million, according to Jay Hurley of NinersNation.com (via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com).

Maiocco, who confirmed the salary cut, reports that $1.25 million of the $1.8 million is injury-guaranteed only. He  also noted that the 49ers aren’t planning on having Manningham at the start of training camp after suffering the knee injuries on Dec. 23 in Seattle.

Manningham, 26, caught 42 passes for 449 yards and one touchdown for San Francisco in 12 games (10 starts) in 2012.

The 49ers strengthened their pass-catching corps earlier this week with the trade for Baltimore’s Anquan Boldin. Moreover, receiver Michael Crabtree became a force late last season with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback. Also, tight end Vernon Davis is one of the game’s best at his position.

A healthy Manningham would give the 49ers yet another playmaker, but you have to wonder how many targets there are to go around with Boldin, Crabtree and Davis and the Niners’ commitment to the running game.

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19 Responses to “Mario Manningham takes a salary cut”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 14, 2013 7:01 PM

    “Geez, all I wanted was a sideburn trim and a little off the ears…..Look at me!”.

  2. flavordave says: Mar 14, 2013 7:05 PM

    The 49ERS know they need more money to build a defense capable of slowing the Eagles spread offense. Its coming and there’s really nothing any of you can do about it.

  3. sbaltimore says: Mar 14, 2013 7:09 PM

    Well, flavordave…you sure seem high on those Eagles. I guess after last year’s implosion, there’s only one way for them to go and that’s up.

  4. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 14, 2013 7:10 PM

    flavordave says:
    Mar 14, 2013 7:05 PM
    The 49ERS know they need more money to build a defense capable of slowing the Eagles spread offense. Its coming and there’s really nothing any of you can do about it.
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    Eagles haven’t been scary since Jay-Z had only 99 problems :)

  5. baymac408 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:10 PM

    Sounds like a good deal!! I’m glad he’s still there he was a great addition!! More room to play with

  6. aces79 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:23 PM

    what a team player this means the Niners are up to a good thing

  7. nineroutsider says: Mar 14, 2013 7:23 PM

    Wow, I’m surprised by this. Manningham is worth more than that, but I’ll take it. He was really starting to gel with Kap before the injury so watch how that plays out this year. He could be a sleeper on the 9ers later in the year.

    We need the extra cap space for defensive help, so much thanks to Manningham!

  8. armypilot1 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:27 PM

    flavordave
    “The 49ERS know they need more money to build a defense capable of slowing the Eagles spread offense. Its coming and there’s really nothing any of you can do about it”

    ====================================
    Yet another ignorant post about how “the unstoppable Eagles will do this XXXX”

    Dude, the 9ers actually went to the superbowl…. They didn’t have to “Dream” about it…

  9. cmonelisha says: Mar 14, 2013 7:39 PM

    aka another one of elis left overs

  10. niners816 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:39 PM

    Flavordave, let me sum it up for you so even you understand. 49ers 5 super bowl rings Eagles 0 super bowl rings. You are the weakest link, goodbye.

  11. flavordave says: Mar 14, 2013 7:41 PM

    Dude, the 9ers actually went to the superbowl…. They didn’t have to “Dream” about it…

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    We also went to the superbowl and we are 3 time World Champions! The only team to beat the beloved Lombardi thus inspiring him to greatness.

  12. forever9ers says: Mar 14, 2013 7:45 PM

    Thanks! Mario, wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you on the field soon.

  13. pixelito says: Mar 14, 2013 7:48 PM

    Crabtree? A force? Was he really?

  14. asyoulay69 says: Mar 14, 2013 7:59 PM

    My 49ers are looking good.

  15. skins716 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:18 PM

    stay with the dream team. soon they will sign nnamdi and v.y. to make it complete

  16. niners856 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:21 PM

    Eagles dont belong in the same.conversation with the niners…..COME ON MAN!!!

  17. pthepro49 says: Mar 14, 2013 8:28 PM

    flavordave-u actually made me laugh out loud while at work. You really think Chip Kelly is going to do what? Take this from someone who helped the 49ers win all 5 of their SuperBowls……….Philly sucks,,,,,,, Chip Kelley Sucks……and most of all YOU SUCK LOSER!!!

  18. asyoulay69 says: Mar 14, 2013 10:31 PM

    Eagles suck go 49ers._

  19. ehsguy72 says: Mar 15, 2013 8:22 PM

    Mario was getting on a nice roll until he got rolled up. I like this receiving corp we have now. Plenty of options for CK

    Add Lamichael James and Gore to the mix and you’ve got some weapons.

    Loaded again and still have 14 draft picks

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