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Mario Manningham may return to Giants

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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.

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28 Responses to “Mario Manningham may return to Giants”
  1. mybrunoblog says: Mar 16, 2014 5:29 PM

    Not a dynamic receiver but a great set of hands. He knows the Giants and Manning well. I’d welcome him back with open arms.

  2. thefootballgodssay says: Mar 16, 2014 5:29 PM

    2014 NFC EAST CHAMPS NYG

  3. arwiv says: Mar 16, 2014 5:30 PM

    Unless he is totally healthy I don’t see the point unless its strictly for depth. I want to see what Jernigan is able to contribute.

  4. believeland2014 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:39 PM

    I’M THE MAN, I’M THE MAN, I’M THE MAN

    YES I AM, YES I AM!

  5. giantladyfan58 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:41 PM

    Bring him home!!!!Should do good with Cruz. Now that Nicks have flown the coop, he would be a solid WR who already knows the the Giants system and worked well with Eli in the past. SuperBowl 46 remember the sideline catch? The Pats do. Come on back to NY Mario.

  6. 25cuts says: Mar 16, 2014 5:44 PM

    NFC east champs not so much….eagles will win division again.

  7. johnnycash19 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:44 PM

    Guy was a beast at Michigan. Still remember when he had 3 TD’s against ND.

  8. warewookie20 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:47 PM

    He would catch more passes from Eli if he was a corner back for the Eagles.

  9. chinoxblu20 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:52 PM

    Sign him!! What # jersey would he use since RR is 82 now?

  10. giantladyfan58 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:53 PM

    Eagles have won the division how many times, resulting in how many SBs wins? The G-Men may not make the playoffs as often but when they do the result is usually Superbowl Victory!!!Come back Mario.

  11. craniator says: Mar 16, 2014 5:53 PM

    I’ll always have a special place in my heart for this guy , because if he doesn’t make that 38 yard reception down the left sideline in the Super Bowl against New England , the Patriots would have four titles , instead of three.

  12. seatownballers says: Mar 16, 2014 6:00 PM

    Better hurry before the Carolina gm awakes

  13. kd75 says: Mar 16, 2014 6:59 PM

    Good. Mario is 24 months behind on his rent…

  14. nyg201 says: Mar 16, 2014 7:07 PM

    LOL @ all the eagle fans. All they can do is count their division titles. Last time i checked no one outside the eagles counts how many of those you have.

    #teamnorings

  15. justintuckrule says: Mar 16, 2014 7:33 PM

    Who is this eagles team that people refer to? Was that the team who lost at home in the playoffs to the team that never won an outdoor playoff game before??

  16. rhob60 says: Mar 16, 2014 7:43 PM

    First, real Giant fans would get off Eli’s back. The entire offense SUCKED last year. If anyone watched the games, the O-Line allowed Eli to get killed. Gilbride, now fired, did NOTHING to adjust. No short passing routes, no TE or FB dump offs. Eli was left out to dry. All the tears over Tuck and Nicks leaving. In four years, Nicks didn’t play one complete season. Which was the real Tuck? 11 Sacks or the year and a half he disappeared. Change is part of football. I’d like to see Manningham come back, but he’s not going to command big money and with MacAdoo as the OC, he doesn’t know anything right now, as the offense will be different. Jernigan did come on, but he’s a slot guy like Cruz, not an outside receiver. So what are we looking at? Randle outside (he reminds me of Toomer, who took a few years to wake up), possibly Manningham (or a #1 draft pick) on the other side, Cruz back to the slot where he is always dangerous, with Jernigan as a second slot in four wr sets, and spelling Cruz when he needs spelling.

  17. rhob60 says: Mar 16, 2014 7:45 PM

    The Eagles are a talented team, but they are also 0-2 in Superbowls. No one cares how many NFC titles a team has unless they led to Championships. The Giants may be 4-1 in Superbowls, but three of those are among the greatest games played, and they’re 5-0 in NFC title games.

  18. gmen32 says: Mar 16, 2014 7:54 PM

    Manningham would be a great addition. Reese has made some solid decisions in free agency. Follow up with a good draft and the GMEN could make a serious push this year.

  19. nfl fan says: Mar 16, 2014 7:58 PM

    Hey Eagle Fans, the only thing you should focus on is winning a SB. It’s been 19,439 days since you’ve won a Championship. How is that even possible?

  20. mrjackson206 says: Mar 16, 2014 9:11 PM

    Don’t do it Giants. His knee is still busted up.

  21. magbastard says: Mar 16, 2014 9:23 PM

    The Eagles are surrounded by champions. The Giants and even the lowly Jets to the north, the Steelers in their own state, and the ravens and Redskins to the south. They’re the only kids in the neighborhood without at least one. Can you imagine what that must be like?

  22. dallassux says: Mar 16, 2014 10:38 PM

    Hahahaha these giants fans are so mad

  23. 64post says: Mar 16, 2014 11:01 PM

    This guy is soft as hell. Afraid to go out in the middle and is NOT fast. Giant’s can have him, there are better options out there, really.

  24. n0hopeleft says: Mar 16, 2014 11:39 PM

    Giants fans mad? Na bro. If it wasn’t for us, the entire league would be bashing our division for no Lombardi trophies in decades. Which reminds me,
    why are you even talking right now?

    You mad broooooooo???

  25. billco6192013 says: Mar 17, 2014 9:23 AM

    WHEN EAGLES GO TO THE PLAYOFFS OUR DIVISION LOOKS SOFT.MAN UP TINY HOPE AND PUT YOUR BIG BOY PANTS ON.GO ALL THE WAY OR GET OUT OF THE WAY.STOP WASTING THE PLAYOFF SPOT IF YOUR GOING TO FOLES UP COME PLAYOFFS AND WILL THE REAL SLIM SHADY PLEASE STAND UP.THE SIGNING OF POOPER SCOOPER COOPER SAYS IT ALL.THAT CHIP AND DIP OFFENCE IS TERRIBLE IT PUTS THAT EAGLES DE ON THE FIELD MOST OF THE GAME.

  26. billco6192013 says: Mar 17, 2014 10:08 AM

    JACKSON HAD ONE GOOD YEAR AND POOPER SCOOPER COOPER SHOWS UP ONE GAME DISAPEARS THE NEXT.PHILLY TROLLS THIS WEB SITE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW A TWO TIME SUPERBOWL TEAM IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS DOES IT.DONT WORRY PHILLY FANS WE WILL GET DT JENKINS A RING.WE GOT CANTY A RING FROM DALLAS AND HE WILL NEVER FORGET THE DAY HE SIGNED WITH BIG BLUE.BEST DECISION OF HIS LIFE.ITS LIKE ROCKY 3 WHEN MR T GOES HEY WOMAN HEY WOMAN I BET YOU GO TO BED DREAMING OF A REAL MAN, TAKE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE SELF OVER HERE AND ILL SHOW YOU WHAT A REAL MAN LOOKS LIKE.SAME CONCEPT.

  27. higheriqthanyou says: Mar 17, 2014 5:12 PM

    Jackson realized two things while playing in SF:

    1 – Receivers need a decent QB to succeed.

    2 – SF has no QB (though they have a nifty running tattooed guy pretending to be one)

  28. krrowes12 says: Mar 18, 2014 12:54 AM

    Here we come B blue baby we have a bad year so what still love my team 100% eagles???????? Still flying west

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