Danieal Manning DB HOU 2 Months
The Houston Chronicle believes Texans S Danieal Manning could be a salary cap casualty.
Manning has a $6 million cap number in the final year of his deal. He ended the season on injured reserve with a fractured right fibula. Shiloh Keo and D.J. Swearinger filled in decently at safety after Manning was shelved and Ed Reed was released. Keo and Swearinger could be the 2014 starting duo. Manning will turn 32 before the start of the 2014 season.
Danieal Manning DB HOU 5 Months
Texans placed SS Danieal Manning on injured reserve with a fractured right fibula, ending his season.
Manning suffered a hairline fracture in last Sunday's loss to the Rams. He was given a 6-8 week recovery timetable, but the Texans are just shelving Manning for the season. Shiloh Keo will fill in next to Ed Reed. Rookie D.J. Swearinger will be the No. 3 safety. Manning is signed through 2014 at $4.5 million. The Texans also placed rookie CB A.J. Bouye on injured reserve Wednesday.
Danieal Manning DB HOU 5 Months
Texans SS Danieal Manning will miss 6-8 weeks with a right knee injury.
The initial diagnosis was a knee hyperextension, but Monday's MRI revealed more significant damage. It's a huge blow to an underachieving Texans defense that was already getting pummeled by opponents despite its "No. 1 overall" yardage ranking entering Week 6. Manning, a coverage maven, figures to be replaced by rookie D.J. Swearinger. The Texans are reeling at 2-4 entering a Week 7 road date at Arrowhead. The bottom is falling out.
Danieal Manning DB HOU 12 Months
The Texans will use Danieal Manning "in the box" more as a run defender and in tight end coverage after Glover Quin's departure.
Ed Reed will be Houston's deep centerfield safety, while Manning plays closer to the line of scrimmage. At the position Manning will now play, Quin managed only 84 tackles, but broke up 14 passes, intercepted two, and forced two fumbles. Manning only had eight breakups and 77 tackles in the same number of starts. He'll offer more IDP upside moving from free to strong safety.
Danieal Manning DB HOU Jun 09 '12
Texans FS Danieal Manning drew rave reviews from his coaches during OTAs.
"Tremendous player," OC Wade Phillips said. "Coaching-wise, when you see a guy play like he plays and practice like he practices, you realize how good they really are and how important they really are. Really important. He plays faster than everybody else. I'm talking about everybody else that I see play safety." Manning missed three games last season, but still finished fourth on the team in tackles. Rated as a mediocre safety in 2011 by Pro Football Focus, Manning should improve in his second year under Phillips.
Danieal Manning DB HOU Nov 21 '11
Texans FS Danieal Manning (leg) practiced on Monday for the first time since breaking his leg in Week 7.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Manning could start against the Jaguars. Manning was given a 4-6 week recovery timetable, but returning this Sunday would still be a best-case scenario. If he practices Wednesday, how he feels on Thursday could go a long way toward determining if he suits up for Week 12.
Danieal Manning DB HOU Nov 05 '11
Head coach Gary Kubiak said FS Danieal Manning (leg) is doing well in his rehab but did not indicate whether he is ahead of schedule.
Manning is expected to miss at least four weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured left tibia. It remains to be seen whether he would immediately regain his starting job with replacement Troy Nolan drawing praise in his absence.
Danieal Manning DB HOU Oct 24 '11
Updating a previous item, Texans FS Danieal Manning's injury is a fractured tibia.
"My gut feeling is that I'll be back," Manning said Sunday night. "I feel like I heal pretty well. I haven't had any major injuries thus far, and I don't consider this being a major injury right now. All I'm hearing is positive, so the worst it may be - I guess, I don't know - it may be 4-6 weeks." It sounds like the Texans will do what they can to keep Manning off injured reserve, for now. He's been a difference maker at free safety.