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    GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    "The one player most Giants fans want to know about, as in “Do you think he
    will return?’’ is Mario Manningham, the fleet receiver who made up for a quiet
    regular season with a sterling playoff run and a star turn in Super Bowl XLVI.



    Given that Manningham wants to start and wants a big contract -- neither of
    which the Giants are prepared to deliver -- there is virtually no chance he will
    be back.




    The wild NFL spending spree for receivers Tuesday, the first day of free
    agency, did not include Manningham, who sat back as Vincent Jackson (five years,
    $55.6 million), Marques Colston (five years, $40 million), Pierre Garcon (five
    years, $42.5 million), Robert Meachem (four years, $25.9 million) and Reggie
    Wayne (three years, $17.5 million) all got new deals, and Brandon Marshall was
    traded from the Dolphins to the Bears.




    Clearly, Manningham on the open market was not viewed as a must-have,
    first-day acquisition, but he has attracted interest from the 49ers, Dolphins
    and Bills, according to ESPN.




    All three potential destinations make sense. The 49ers, starved for help at
    receiver, have yanked Randy Moss out of retirement. The Dolphins need someone to
    replace Marshall, and the Bills failed in an attempt to sign Meachem.




    The Vikings also might have some interest in Manningham, whose 38-yard,
    over-the-shoulder reception while tip-toeing the left sideline in the closing
    minutes of Super Bowl XLVI proved to be the key play in the come-from-behind
    21-17 victory over the Patriots.




    Another Giants free agent, cornerback Aaron Ross, also is attracting
    interest. He’s scheduled to visit with the Bengals on Thursday then meet with
    the Redskins on Friday.




    Ross, 29, was a starter on both of the Giants Super Bowl championship teams
    the past four years. Ross three years ago lost his starting job to Terrell
    Thomas but came up big last season when Thomas went down in August with a torn
    anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.




    Ross stepped in and started all 20 games, 16 in the regular season and four
    in the postseason. He did not have a spectacular season but he was solid,
    especially late in the season, and without his durability the Giants would have
    come up short in the defensive backfield."



    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    I imagine Mario will receive a contract in the realm of Robert Meachem's 4/25.
    I thought the Bears might take a look; they could do with a speedster opposite Marshall. Hester is not the answer there.

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    Laurent Robinson signed 5/32.5 w/ 14 guaranteed. If he got that then I know Rio is gonna receive a well deserved payday.

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    Hopefully his agent does most of the talking [:P]

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    [quote user="Gmen2005"]Hopefully his agent does most of the talking [:P]
    [/quote]That would be the smart thing to do.

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    After watching the SB highlights/playoffs highlights, I'm going to miss him if he leaves..



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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    [quote user="G.I. Ants"]Laurent Robinson signed 5/32.5 w/ 14 guaranteed. If he got that then I know Rio is gonna receive a well deserved payday.
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    +1. He will. He'll get a # 2 WR contract like he deserves.

    It wasn't just his SB performance either -- he had a great entire playoffs this year. Didn't he score 3 TDs in the 3 NFC games, plus the historic catch in the SB?

    He's had some very good regular seasons for us, too. Not great, but very good. Guy is a player and I'll miss him.

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    I've been tough on MM but he is clearly better than Meacham.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    He's probably better than Garçon, but that means little in free agency.

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    Re: GIANTS' WR MARIO MANNINGHAM WAITING TO CATCH DEAL

    He'll get a 4 /30 with 16 mill guaranteed IMO, and I couldn't be happier for him.

    Great Giant, and that catch was one that I'll never forget ( it still amazes me every time I watch it)

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