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RoanokeFan
03-23-2012, 10:55 PM
MARIO DOESN'T GET SUPER MONEY FROM 49ERS (http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/03/mario-doesnt-get-super-money-from-49ers)

"Mario Manningham had hoped to cash in on his memorable Super Bowl catch and
his clutch playoff performances. But it didn't quite work out that way.


The former Giants receiver's deal with the San Francisco 49ers turned out to
be surprisingly small, especially when you consider that receivers have been by
far the biggest winners in this year's free-agent signing period. According to
several sources who reviewed NFLPA records, Manningham's two-year contract is
worth just $7.375 million -- far less than the $7-8 million per season he was
expecting in a long-term deal.</p>


Actually, his deal -- which was officially signed on Thursday -- could be
even smaller. It's essentially a one-year deal that will pay him $4.7375
million, and it makes it very easy for the 49ers to cut him before 2013. They
don't have to, of course, because their committment to him in 2013 wouldn't be
very much either, but the opportunity is there if they want to.</p>


Manningham, the sources said, got a $2 million signing bonus and $2.45
million in guaranteed money -- his full $1.2 million in salary in 2012 and $1.2
million of his $3.6 million in salary in 2013. His cap hits are $2.4875 million
in 2012 and $4.8875 million in 2013.</p>


OK, so you want to know why the Giants didn't keep him for what seems like
not a lot of money and cap space? Keep in mind that he would've been their third
receiver behind Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks, and they have a young receiver in
Jerrel Jernigan that they like and drafted in the third round last year. If they
had the cap room, that wouldn't be back-breaking. But since they've been up
against the cap from the start of free agency, it's hard to justify that kind of
money to a third receiver.</p>


Also, who knows if Manningham really wanted to come back? Sure he said he
did, but all players say that. He knew he was going to be the third receiver
here and he was always been slow to pick up Kevin Gilbride's complicated offese
(hence his reputation for running bad or imprecise routes). Maybe he just wanted
to go someplace else and sees a better chance for bigger numbers with the
49ers.</p>


If he's right, he could end up negotiating a longer deal before the 2013
season begins. And remember this, too: All free agents now have their eyes set
on 2014 when the new TV money kicks in and the cap is expected to go way up.
Manningham gets decent money the next two years and will now be a free agent
again in 2014 -- and he'll still only be 27 years old."</p>

cornerback30
03-23-2012, 11:04 PM
No way anyone will get to believe for a lil while the Giants couldn't match that if they so choose to.I think the Giants are planning signing Nicks and Cruz to better deals myself.Mario could have done better than that,plus he won't be the #1 WR he so desperately wanted to become.He's not even going to be #2 Davis then Moss the either Crabtree then Mario.He messed with this one.

Tuckit91
03-23-2012, 11:10 PM
No way anyone will get to believe for a lil while the Giants couldn't match that if they so choose to.I think the Giants are planning signing Nicks and Cruz to better deals myself.Mario could have done better than that,plus he won't be the #1 WR he so desperately wanted to become.He's not even going to be #2 Davis then Moss the either Crabtree then Mario.He messed with this one.



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