Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning (38) returns a kickoff during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports
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:
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.