Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/15/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 22: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to throw a pass against the Atlanta Falcons on November 22, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
For much of the year, Mario Manningham flew under the radar for the New York Giants.   In the past, Manningham had been a solid receiver who hauled in over 50 catches for more than 800 yards in the past two seasons for the Giants. During this season, however, the emergence of Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard and a healthy Hakeem Nicks regulated Manningham to a lesser position in the Giants’ offensive hierarchy than he had possessed in years past. In the regular season, Manningham caught only 39 passes for 523 yards and 4 touchdowns—a far cry from his previous numbers over the past two seasons. Manningham will be a free agent at the end of the season, and it is entirely possible to believe that Manningham headed onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday believing that this was his last game in a Giants uniform.   If this was indeed his last game in a Giants uniform, Manningham sure went out with a bang. Whether or not he leaves for a team that can provide him with mor...
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