Chris Clemons out, Danieal Manning expected back in at safety for Texans


The Texans cut safety Danieal Manning early in the offseason, but there appears to be a reunion in the works.

Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team is expected to sign Manning, who was cut by the Bengals, to their 53-man roster if he passes his physical. Manning spent the last three years in Houston, starting all 35 games he played for the team before a broken leg brought an early end to his 2013 season. Manning had four interceptions and two sacks during his time in Houston.

Manning’s return will coincide with the end of Chris Clemons’s short tenure with the team. Smith reports Clemons will be cut as the team shapes their roster before the first game of the regular season. Clemons was a member of the Dolphins before heading to Houston and his old team might have some interest in a return with Reshad Jones suspended for the first four games of the year.

Smith reports that wide receiver Mike Thomas is also out. The addition of Damaris Johnson via waivers likely eliminated the need for Thomas on the Houston roster.

10 responses to “Chris Clemons out, Danieal Manning expected back in at safety for Texans

  1. Get him back, Dolphins! You need another safety until Jones comes back! To make a roster spot, get rid of Kovacs or Trusnik!

  2. Do the Texans even know what they’re doing????

    First, three QBs then get Mallett and cut Keenum.

    Then, one new safety and then bring back the old one.

    What Rick Smith on?????????

    Man, that 2013 Draft has cursed him.

  3. Plus, for a good player like Clemons he should be traded away for a draft pick.

    Who cares about the round.

    The Cards and his ex-coach Todd Bowles could use him.

  4. rajbais, yes the Texans know what they’re doing. The let Manning go because of salary cap. They’re able to get him back now. They were also able to get Mallett for a late round draft pick and see him as an upgrade over Keenum. Pretty simple.

  5. Clemons came in out of shape and didn’t play particularly well. Manning was let go because of salary cap reasons, but he knows the system and he’s a plus-player in the return game. Kubiak kept him from returning kicks because he was the full-time safety, but he’ll probably be the dime safety and will be able to return kicks full time.

    Keenum was horrible. Savage was horrible, but he’s a draft pick. They got Mallett for a conditional seventh round pick, in essence, for nothing. He’s probably starting by week 4.

  6. All JJ Watt needs is for that secondary to just cover the WR’s a little longer! Don’t think there is anyone in that secondary good enough to make the QB hold the ball long enough!

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