Texans release safety Danieal Manning

The Houston Texans have released Danieal Manning after the two sides were unable to come to an agreement to cut the veteran safety’s $4.5 million salary he was scheduled to earn in 2014.

Manning, who signed with the Texans in 2011 after spending five seasons with the Chicago Bears, was approached by the team to take a pay cut, which he was willing to do, but had limits.

"I’m dealing with it great," Manning told FOX 26 in Houston. "Both parties agreed to disagree. It’s nothing personal, I’m really not upset at all."

Manning states "there’s no bad blood" between him and the Texans and has a message for Houston fans.

"I would like to thank them for all their support," Manning said. These fans embraced me. They made me feel at home every time… Those guys will be missed. I wish I could bring them with me where ever I go."

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