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Report: Texans want to rework Danieal Manning’s contract

Danieal Manning

Houston Texans Danieal Manning (38) takes the field before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)


It appears Texans strong safety Danieal Manning could be back with the club for the final year of his contract, but not at his current compensation.

According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, Manning has been asked to take a pay cut.

Manning was scheduled to make $4.5 million this season.

The 31-year-old Manning started the first six games of 2013 for Houston before suffering a season-ending fractured fibula.

The Texans also have D.J. Swearinger, Kendrick Lewis and Shiloh Keo at safety. The Texans signed Lewis, the Chiefs’ former starting free safety, last week.

Manning has played three seasons with Houston, recording 160 tackles, defending 15 passes and hauling in four interceptions in 35 regular season starts. He began his NFL career with the Bears, playing five seasons with Chicago (2006-2010).

UPDATE 12:05 p.m. ET: This post has been updated to reflect Manning and the Texans still must agree to a restructured deal, per ESPN. Previously, ESPN had reported an agreement was in place but later updated its report to say that no deal had yet been reached.