Danieal Manning asked to take cut

Updated: March 28, 2014, 6:37 PM ET
By Tania Ganguli | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- Texans starting safety Danieal Manning has been asked to restructure his contract, a move that would reduce his salary and cap numbers and allow him to stay with the team, a source said.

Manning, who turns 32 in August, was scheduled to make a base salary of $4.5 million this season, with a cap number of $6 million, in the final year of his contract. He initially signed with the Texans before the 2011 season, a four-year deal worth $5 million a year with a total guarantee of $9 million.

Last season, Manning started six games before he suffered a severe knee injury after hyperextending it during the Texans 38-13 loss to the Rams on Oct. 13. He is expected to be ready for the 2014 season.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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