HOUSTON -- After three seasons with the Houston Texans, Danieal Manning is no longer part of the organization. The Texans announced they released Manning Monday.
Manning originally signed with the Texans in 2011 to a four-year, $20 million contract. Manning was set to make $4.5 million this fall with a $6 million cap hit. The Texans asked Manning to take a pay cut last week, but the team moved quickly to sign free agent Chris Clemons to a two-year deal after Manning declined.
Manning is coming off a knee injury which cost him 10 games in 2013. He will also turn 32 in August.
Despite those facts, there could be interest in the veteran safety. With the move, the Texans are now a few years younger in their secondary and will save approximately $3.35 million of cap space. The Texans are $13 million under the cap, according to the Houston Chronicle s John McClain.