Sep 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning (38) sacks San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) at Qualcomm Stadium. The Texans defeated the Chargers 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Danieal Manning Signs With Cincinnati Bengals


Safety Danieal Manning has signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to ESPN’s Coley Harvey. Manning had been scheduled to meet with the Chiefs this week.

The Cincinnati Bengals added to their defensive backfield Thursday by signing free-agent safety Danieal Manning.

The team hasn’t announced how long the deal is for, but a source close to Manning told ESPN.com earlier Thursday that it was expected to be a one-year contract.

With the 31-year-old veteran in the fold, the Bengals have gotten a significant jolt to the safety position.

Kansas City would have used Manning as a backup to Husain Abdullah and Sanders Commings so the snub doesn’t hurt much. It would be safe to assume the Chiefs may address the secondary once or twice in the draft next month.

Manning missed much of the 2013 season due to a knee injury. In six games he totaled 24 tackles, a sack, and a pass defended.

Tags: Danieal Manning Kansas City Chiefs

  • berttheclock

    From statements made by Manning to reporters for the Cincinnati Enquirer, it was a done deal in his mind the moment he was cut by the Texans. He wanted to play for the Bengals as he saw them as a team driving to the top. The Chiefs were only a backup plan

  • Michael Shaw

    I hope he regrets thinking of us as his backup plan!!!!

  • tm1946

    With the little cap money left, we cannot waste it on a backup to the backup.