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Manningham Unlikely To Be Back

CBS Sports is reporting that Mario Manningham is unlikely to be back with the Giants. Instead, he’s expected to join the Bucs once free agency starts. CBS Sports cites a source that says:

“He won’t be back.”

Why does he want out?

But there are other reasons Manningham won’t be back, sources said. First, they said, he would know Sullivan’s offense, so there is no learning curve. Second, people close to Manningham indicate that he wants to go to a warm-weather club, and last time I checked Tampa Bay qualified on that score. Third, sources said the Giants probably wouldn’t make him a contract offer, not only because they believe his price may be too high but because they’re more interested in a wide receiver who can line up at more than one or two spots at the position, which, they said, Manningham cannot.

Makes sense, plus he wants the ball more. Do the Giants now target a receiver in the draft? Free agency? Or rely on Jerrel Jernigan? Will be interesting to see, but it looks like Manningham is all but gone.

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2 Responses to “Manningham Unlikely To Be Back”

  1. Big Daddy says:

    What makes Manningham think he knows Sullivan’s offense. I can’t count how many times he runs the wrong routes.

    I’m glad he’s going to be honest. I think this draft has so many good WRs you will get one in the later rounds or even as a UDFA. there was 40+ at the combine.

    Plus we still have Barden who I think will break out and Jernigan who flashes.

    Plus Steve Smith is a FA and it might be an interesting idea if we can get him on the cheap. He was a very good slot receiver.

    Manningham did some good things but what he did is replaceable, what Cruz and Nicks do are not that easy to replace. Both have first round grads to replace in the draft.

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