The Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday signed safety Danieal Manning, who was cut by the Houston Texans this week.
Terms of the deal were not announced but NFL.com reported earlier that the Bengals were finalizing a one-year contract with Manning.
Manning, reunites with Vance Joseph, who joined the Bengals this offseason after previously serving as the defensive backs coach of the Texans.
Negotiations initiated by the Texans geared toward reducing Manning’s $6 million cap figure failed. He is also returning from knee injury.
Manning was due a $4.5 million base salary with the Texans and refused to take a pay cut.
Manning had 24 tackles and one sack in six games last year before the injury. He signed a four-year deal with the Texans in 2011 as a free agent after beginning his NFL career with the Chicago Bears.
A second round draft pick of the Bears in 2006, Manning has 506 tackles, 11 interceptions, 41 pass breakups, nine forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, four sacks and one interception in his career.
I like this pickup for this team, Manning is a proven player and definitely is a good fit for the defense. Alright, let’s make some more moves now. The NFL draft is a month away and we will give our mock draft projections for the team in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned.