Danieal Manning was released by the Houston Texans just a few days ago. Now, the Cincinnati Bengals have a new safety. Manning joins his former secondary coach, now Bengals secondary coach Vance Joseph.
Manning is a huge addition to a solid safety position. He is expected to battle with George Iloka for the starting positions and could play a role in special teams. Bengals announced the signing on twitter:
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) April 3, 2014
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that it is a one year deal, although the exact terms were not immediately available. Manning’s contributions went down last season but has playoff experience and has recent success from 2012, where he started every game, had 2 interceptions, and 77 combined tackles.
Manning is entering his 9th year in the NFL. He played for 5 years for the Chicago Bears and spent 3 years in the Houston Texans organization before being cut less than a week ago.