Report: Texans want to rework Danieal Manning’s contract


It appears Texans strong safety Danieal Manning could be back with the club for the final year of his contract, but not at his current compensation.

According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, Manning has been asked to take a pay cut.

Manning was scheduled to make $4.5 million this season.

The 31-year-old Manning started the first six games of 2013 for Houston before suffering a season-ending fractured fibula.

The Texans also have D.J. Swearinger, Kendrick Lewis and Shiloh Keo at safety. The Texans signed Lewis, the Chiefs’ former starting free safety, last week.

Manning has played three seasons with Houston, recording 160 tackles, defending 15 passes and hauling in four interceptions in 35 regular season starts. He began his NFL career with the Bears, playing five seasons with Chicago (2006-2010).

UPDATE 12:05 p.m. ET: This post has been updated to reflect Manning and the Texans still must agree to a restructured deal, per ESPN. Previously, ESPN had reported an agreement was in place but later updated its report to say that no deal had yet been reached.

5 responses to “Report: Texans want to rework Danieal Manning’s contract

  1. Clowney is this year’s RG3…not from an injury standpoint, but from a distraction standpoint. Elite, over-the-top talent partnered with drama. For the love of god, Texans, do a Rams-Redskins style trade and move back a couple spots. You’ll get a top notch player still and add some picks this year and next. Someone is going to fall in love with this guy (and maybe he’s worth it, who knows), but the value you can get in a trade is huge. Get a couple qbs…have a competition instead of annointing someone like Bortles (there’s good depth in the later rounds to do this). You guys had Seattle under your thumb last season and the Hawks won it all…you’re not that far away. I see playoffs and beyond for you guys if you get this right.

  2. funny…that’s what happens when you over pay for a safety, that still can’t stop himself from peaking into the backfield, when he should be getting to his landmark on the field.

    Watch Peyton Manning to Wayne in Superbowl XLI and watch Danieal manning get beat, over and over and over and over and over again.

  3. Manning’s been a ghost so long I forgot he was still on the roster. Seeing the safety moves the Texans have already made this offseason, they either recently remembered he was still around, or are perfectly willing and ready to move on without him.

  4. As a die hard fan, I wish I could share your enthusiasm about the playoffs. In the last two years we have gotten killed in free agency, and our GM doesn’t seem to care. We currently have no QB and a whole new coaching staff soup to nuts with entirely new schemes.

    You never know in the NFL, but I think we are about 3 years out from another playoff run. Hope I’m wrong.

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