Free-agent safety Danieal Manning to visit Chiefs

04/01/2014 1:42 PM

04/01/2014 6:38 PM

In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday, free-agent safety Danieal Manning said he will be visiting the Chiefs

on Thursday after a visit with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday.

Manning, a nine-year veteran, was released after the Houston Texans signed free-agent safety Chris Clemons last week. He started six games last season and totaled 24 tackles and zero interceptions before suffering a knee injury. He posted a Pro Football Focus grade of negative-2.3 in 338 defensive snaps.

Manning, who turns 32 in August, said

he is looking for a team

that has a chance to win. The Chiefs and Bengals both went 11-5 and made the playoffs last season.

Manning also has ties to both teams. He played for Bengals defensive-backs coach Vance Joseph during his time with the Texans, and he also played for Chiefs special-teams coach Dave Toub during his time with the Chicago Bears.

Manning, who played for the Bears from 2006 to 2010, spent three-plus years as Toub’s primary kick returner. The Chiefs have a need there, as they recently lost Quintin Demps to the New York Giants in free-agency.

Manning, however, has returned a total of two kicks the last two seasons.


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