Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Houston Texans free safety Danieal Manning (38) is tackled by New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) on a kick return during the first half of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Danieal Manning restructuring contract


ESPN.com’s Tania Ganguli is reporting that the Houston Texans and safety Danieal Manning are restructuring his current contract.

The article from ESPN states:

“Manning, who turns 32 in August, was scheduled to make a base salary of $4.5 million this season with a cap number of $6 million in the final year of his contract. He initially signed with the Texans before the 2011 season with a four-year deal worth $5 million a year with a total guarantee of $9 million.”

This is a smart move by the Texans, as they have to improve their defense if they want to compete in the AFC South and beyond. Their defensive backs weren’t the best this past season, and if Manning can stay with the team, while taking a pay cut, it would help the franchise add depth to defensive backfield.

Manning was injured this past season as he only played in six games, and he is 32 years old now, and in the NFL sometimes 32 isn’t the youngest of ages for a safety.

In his six games during the Texans 2-14 season last year, Manning had 24 tackles and one sack. For his career he’s totaled 506 tackles and four sacks. He also has 11 career interceptions and nine forced fumbles.

Manning was drafted in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears (42nd overall). Manning has played three seasons with the Texans.

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