Former Houston Texans safety, Danieal Manning, is scheduled to visit the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday. Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Start posted this on twitter confirming the news,
— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 1, 2014
Manning himself confirmed on XM satellite radio that he was visiting Kansas City this week, after his visit with the Cinicinatti Bengals,
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) April 1, 2014
It makes a lot of sense for the Chiefs to sign Danieal Manning. Though he is in the back half of his career, Kansas City has limited depth behind Eric Berry, Sanders Commings, and Husain Abdullah. Manning could provide solid leadership for the defense and brings more experience to the secondary.
Manning spent most of last season injured with a hyper extended knee and is looking to bounce back in 2014. He’s been in the league for 9 seasons and has career numbers of 506 tackles and 11 interceptions. Manning could see a lot of time next year with the Chiefs if he is healthy, seeing that Bob Sutton likes using multiple safeties at a time. Eric Berry plays up in the box to help stop the run and cover the middle of the field, so having a guy like Manning on the back end could help tremendously. It doesn’t hurt that he has experience at both free safety and strong safety making him a versatile player, something that John Dorsey and Andy Reid both love.
Assuming he doesn’t sign with the Bengals in the next couple days, he’ll make his way to Kansas City on Thursday. The Chiefs should be able to get him on a reasonable contract and solidify their secondary. John Dorsey has been shopping for cheaper free agents that can fill certain holes. This way, they can draft best player available in every round. That’s a pretty good philosophy if you ask me.
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