After two years in San Francisco, it may be time for Mario Manningham to head back to New York.
Manningham is scheduled to visit the Giants on Monday and is very interested in returning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 27-year-old Manningham was a third-round draft pick of the Giants in 2008 and played four years there. In his best season, 2010, he caught 60 passes for 944 yards and nine touchdowns.
After leaving the Giants Manningham signed a two-year contract with the 49ers as a free agent in 2012, but things didn’t work out well in San Francisco. His first season was off to a disappointing start even before he suffered a torn ACL, and in 2013 he was slow to recover from that injury and was a non-factor when he did return, catching just nine passes before going on injured reserve for the second year in a row.
The Giants have lost wide receiver Hakeem Nicks in free agency, and they’d like to add some depth at the position. If Manningham can get healthy and get back to full speed, his return would make a lot of sense.