Cincinnati Bengals sign free-agent safety Danieal Manning from Houston Texans

CINCINNATI -  The Bengals signed former Houston Texans safety Danieal Manning, a ninth-year NFL player for 2014, the club announced Thursday.

Manning suffered a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 13 vs. St. Louis. He was released to free agency by the Texans on Monday.

Manning played the last three seasons for Houston, having joined the Texans as an unrestricted free agent after five seasons with Chicago. 

He was a second-round Bears draft choice in 2006.

Manning has played 112 career games with 91 starts, and he also has started nine playoff games.

Manning's regular-season totals include 521 tackles, 11 interceptions, nine forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries and two blocked field goals. He also has a 26.8-yard average on 116 career kickoff returns.

He has 42 tackles in postseason play, and his one postseason interception came against the Bengals in the 2011 season playoffs.

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