The Houston Texans have released starting safety Danieal Manning.
Texans release S Danieal Manning, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2014
The Texans asked Manning to restructure his contract to reduce his salary and cap numbers, but Manning wasn’t willing to accept the Texans offer.
Manning, 31, was scheduled to make a base salary of $4.5 million this season, the final year of his contract, with a cap number of $6 million.
Manning initially signed with the Texans in 2011 for four-years, $20 million with a total guarantee of $9 million.
Manning started six game sin 2013 before suffering a knee during the Texans 38-13 loss to the Rams on Oct. 13.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 31, 2014