Mario Manningham Reaches Deal With 49ers, Former NFC Rival

The Manningham signing is rumored to be one of the 49ers' efforts to lure future hall-of-fame quarterback Peyton Manning.

Monday, Mar 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:37 AM EDT
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Former Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham, who helped clinch Big Blue's Super Bowl win over the Patriots with a twinkle-toes sideline catch, has reached a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

The Manningham signing is rumored to be one of the 49ers' efforts to lure future hall-of-fame quarterback Peyton Manning, big brother to two-time Super Bowl champ Eli Manning, to the NFC West team.

The 49ers signed Randy Moss last week.

Manningham agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed Saturday night that Manningham had reached a deal with the 49ers, who lost in overtime of the NFC championship game to Manningham and the eventual Super Bowl champions at Candlestick Park on Jan. 22.

Manningham caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning with 8:34 remaining in regulation of the NFC title game to help New York reach the Super Bowl.

He had five more receptions for 73 yards in the Giants' 21-17 Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, including the over-the-shoulder 38-yard catch between two defenders on which he managed to stay inbounds to start the game-winning, 88-yard touchdown drive.

The 25-year-old Manningham had 39 catches for 523 yards and four touchdowns total last year in his fourth NFL season.

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