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Former Texans Safety Danieal Manning Announces Retirement From NFL

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After nine very productive years in the NFL, the former Houston Texans safety has announced his retirement to pursue a life after football.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back.
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Danieal Manning firs came to the Houston Texans during the wild, accelerated, post-lockout free agency period of 2011.  It was a somewhat VERY desperate point in time for the Texans organization after they experienced one of the most disappointing performances imaginable by the defensive unit in 2010.

In that first season in Houston, which also happened to be the first year the Texans won the division and made the playoffs, Danieal Manning made an immediate impact as a starting safety and periodic kickoff returner.  Today he announced that he is retiring from the NFL.

Prior to coming to Houston, Manning spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the Chicago Bears after they drafted him with the tenth pick of the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Summary of Career Stats

Danieal Manning played in 128 games, contributing 549 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 safety, 41 passes defended, and 11 interceptions on defense.  He also amassed 3,370 yards on 129 returns with an outstanding 26.1 yard average, including one touchdown.

Thank you for your outstanding veteran leadership on and off the field, Mr. Manning.  May you and your family enjoy many, many years of a well earned retirement.