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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported via twitter that the Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with WR Mario Manningham, dollar figure unknown. A critical offensive cog in the Giants 2011-2012 Super Bowl run, Manningham signed a two-year $7 million deal in San Francisco where he spent two injury plagued seasons. He tore the ACL and PCL in his left knee in December 2012, and frequently struggled with a weak knee in 2013. Manningham played in just six games last year, catching nine of 23 targets for 85 yards. The 49ers placed him on Injured Reserve prior to week 17.
What role Manningham will occupy for the Giants in 2014 is anyone’s guess. In fact, it’s no lock he’ll have a role or even crack the roster. At soon-to-be 28-years of age, he can still bring straight-line, deep speed to the table when healthy. However, making repeated sharp cuts on that knee is no longer doable.