The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly has free agent OT Jason Fox visiting the team on Monday and on Thursday the Chiefs will have another free agent visitor. Safety Danieal Manning, recently cut by the Houston Texans, told Sirius XM NFL Radio that he is visiting the Chiefs on Thursday. That's assuming he doesn't sign with Cincinnati, where he has been visiting the Bengals yesterday and today. Manning was cut by the Texans earlier this week because he wouldn't take a pay cut, according to reports. So he wasn't necessarily cut for skill reasons. The Texans release of him was with a "failed physical" designation -- his season ended after six games last year due to a fractured fibula -- which just means he couldn't play in a game today. Manning, 6'0 and 205 pounds, seems more like a strong safety than a free safety, although coordinators move these guys all over the field. I read that he played some nickelback, too (the position, not the band). was a second round pick by the Chicago Bears in the 2006 NFL Draft, making him an eight-year NFL veteran. He spent the last three seasons with the Texans, where he started 35 games. Of note during his time in Chicago is that he took over return duties for Devin Hester in 2008 and led the NFL in yards per return. Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub used to be in Chicago, by the way. Manning returned 13 kicks in 2011 with the Texans but just two in the last two seasons, so that's not something he's done recently.
Free agent S Danieal Manning meeting with Kansas City Chiefs this week
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