After two injury-plagued seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, free agent wide receiver Mario Manningham is returning to the New York Giants on a one-year deal.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Twitter:
Giants and former 49ers WR Mario Manningham agreed on a one-year deal. Giants are bring back Super Mario.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2014
Manningham, 27, signed with San Francisco after helping the Giants win a Super Bowl and had 42 catches for 449 yards and a touchdown in 12 games to start the 2012 season before sustaining a serious knee injury while making a catcher against the Seahawks in Week 15 of that season. He tore multiple ligaments in the knee and missed the 49ers’ 2012 postseason run to the Super Bowl.
Manningham played just six games last season, making nine grabs for 85 yards, as he struggled to come back from the injury.
His best season was 2010 with the Giants, when he caught 60 passes for 944 yards and nine touchdowns, but his most memorable reception was his toe-tap grab along the sidelines against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI as New York drove down the field for a go-ahead score late in the game.
The Giants drafted Manningham in the third round out of Michigan in 2008 and he has 211 career receptions for 2,849 yards and 19 touchdowns.