Former second-round pick Danieal Manning announces retirement

Veteran defensive back Danieal Manning has announced his retirement after nine NFL seasons. Manning broke the news during an interview with Sports Radio 610 in Houston, according to the Houston Texans’ official Twitter account.

Mark Berman of FOX 26 (KRIV) had more on Manning’s decision to retire.

Manning was a second-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 2006 (42nd overall). He played there for five seasons before signing with the Houston Texans as a free agent in 2011. 

Over nine seasons, the safety defended 45 passes, including 11 interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown in 2012. He also forced 10 fumbles, registered four sacks and even recorded a safety.

(h/t Bleacher Report)

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