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Free agent S Danieal Manning reportedly agrees with Bengals, won't visit Chiefs

Free agent S Danieal Manning was supposed to visit the Chiefs on Thursday but reportedly agreed to a deal with the Bengals instead.

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UPDATE: So he isn't signing with the Chiefs.

Read the Bengals perspective of the signing at Cincy Jungle.


The Kansas City Chiefs are expected to have a free agent visitor today. Earlier in the week, free agent S Danieal Manning said on Sirius XM NFL Radio that he was visiting the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and Wednesday and then the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday.

I haven't heard that the Bengals signed Manning so I'm under the assumption that his trip with the Chiefs is still on for today. The Chiefs will probably have others in the building because they've been taking in a lot of visitors lately.

I like the idea of this signing and it supports something I've been wondering about lately: that the Chiefs safety position could be held down by a veteran and second-year player Sanders Commings. If the Chiefs believe in Commings, that's great. But he's a rookie and has proven nothing on the field as he was injured all of last season (save a handful of snaps). So you need some sort of insurance at that position, too.

As Tim over at our Texans blog, Battle Red Blog, told me earlier this week, the former Texans safety was cut for cap reasons, not skill reasons. I thought he was more of a strong safety but Tim indicates he could play in coverage.

"While Manning dealt with injuries for two of the three years he was in Houston, he's still capable of contributing in the secondary. He's stronger in run support than he is in coverage, but you can do a lot worse on the back end (and the 2014 Houston Texans very well may!) than having Danieal Manning."

That joke about how the Texans could be worse at that position ... they signed Kendrick Lewis earlier. If the Chiefs sign Manning, you're OK with that swap, right?

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