Originally written on cover32 - Bengals  |  Last updated 3/16/15
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Bengals just added some depth to their secondary. The #Bengals are finalizing a one-year deal with safety Danieal Manning, source said. Back with former #Texans DBs coach Vance Joseph — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 3, 2014 Manning was released by the Houston Texans earlier this week after missing ten games with a broken leg last season. His addition to the free agent market was short-lived as the Bengals moved quickly to snatch him up. This move likely signals the end of unrestricted free agent Chris Crocker’s career in Cincinnati. A 12-year player, Crocker had served as the veteran presence in the Bengals secondary. Now, with the signing of Manning, it seems as if his role has been filled. While the 31-year-old veteran won’t necessarily be a starter, Manning will be able to provide strong competition for incumbent safeties George Iloka, Reggie Nelson and the newly re-signed Taylor Mays. If anything, Manning’s experience should help push the young safety corps forward next year. Like this? CLICK HERE to see how Cincinnati’s running game is set to look next year. Make sure you follow @cover32_CIN and @cover32_NFL on Twitter for all the latest breaking news, columns, blogs and features from the Bengals and the entire NFL. You may also be interested in:Bengals add some depth to their secondaryWhere do the Cincinnati Bengals stand in the NFL’s popularity rankingsThe Cincinnati Bengals won’t draft Blake Bortles, but his GF’s Instagram is must see
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