Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning (38) returns a kickoff during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Texans 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans may cut S Danieal Manning to clear cap space


The Houston Texans just threw a ton of money at PenN State head coach Bill O’Brien to get him over to the NFL and on the Houston sideline next season, but the work is far from done this offseason when it comes to improving a 2-14 team into a Super Bowl threat again.

One of the ways Houston may decide to get better is addition by subtraction, and this means cuts in the offseason to alleviate salary cap constraints. The Houston Chronicle speculates that one of those cap casualties could be starting safety Danieal Manning.

Manning is currently on injured reserve and was hardly a help to the Texans terrible defense in 2013. But his role in Houston as a starter may be taken from him along with his job within the organization. The Chronicle states that Shiloh Keo and D.J. Swearinger made their case for roster spots next year and the 32-year old Manning may be out of a job because of this.

There’s no way of telling what Houston will do, as right now their focused on breaking Bill O’Brien in and getting his staff situated. But once that happens, more names could be leaving Houston this offseason and Manning’s is near the top of the list.

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