Danieal Manning DB HOU 18 Days

Manning said the plan for Sunday's game against Dallas is for him to return kickoffs, CSN Houston reports. "Right now, that's the gameplan," Manning said Thursday about returning kicks. "I really don't know because it's day-to-day, week-to-week."

Damaris Johnson had been returning since opening week, but we saw Manning get a return last week and has been taking kicks in practice this week.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 22 Days

Manning returned one kickoff for 41 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills. This was his first return of the season.

The Texans are still unsettled at return-specialist position and Manning has loads of experience returning kicks from his days with the Bears. Previously when Manning was the starting safety with Houston, then head coach Gary Kubiak didn't want to risk him to injury as a return man. Now that Manning's a backup in the secondary, that is not a concern for head coach Bill O'Brien.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 2 Months

Manning is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins.

Manning was a bit banged up during the preseason, but had a good week of practice, and should take the field for the Sunday afternoon tilt, where he'll provide defensive back depth.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 2 Months

The Texans have signed Manning, NFL.com reports.

Manning, who was limited to 24 tackles and a sack in six games for the Texans in 2013 due to a knee injury, returns to Houston after a stint on the Bengals' roster. He'll give the team added depth at safety following the release of Chris Clemons.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 2 Months

Manning is expected to sign with the Texans, pending a physical, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Manning was released by the Bengals this weekend, but apparently will find a job with the team he played for between 2011 and 2013.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 7 Months

New Bengals S Danieal Manning says his broken leg is doing "fine."

Manning fractured his right fibula in Week 6 and spent the remainder of the season on injured reserve. He's been doing on-field work the past two weeks and expects to be ready for OTAs. Manning will be the No. 3 safety in Cincinnati and CBs coach Vance Joseph talked Manning up as a potential slot corner.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 7 Months

Bengals agreed to terms with S Danieal Manning on a one-year contract.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 7 Months

The Colts are not currently interested in free agent S Danieal Manning.

Indy has a hole at free safety after losing Antoine Bethea to the 49ers in free agency. But for now, it looks like they'll go the value route with in-house options Delano Howell and Sergio Brown competing with a draft pick. Manning had visits with the Bengals and Chiefs this week.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 7 Months

Free agent S Danieal Manning will visit the Chiefs on Thursday.

That's if he escapes his Wednesday visit with the Bengals without a contract. The Chiefs are in the market for a safety next to Eric Berry after letting Kendrick Lewis walk in free agency to the Texans. Manning will turn 31 in August.

Danieal Manning DB HOU 7 Months

Free agent S Danieal Manning will visit the Bengals on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Bengals could look at Manning to fill the old Chris Crocker role as a third safety and possible reserve slot corner. Cincinnati's starting safeties, Reggie Nelson and George Iloka, are both coming off solid 2013 seasons. Manning hasn't had a standout year since 2011, but has been limited by injuries.