New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham, who will be a free agent this offseason, Tuesday denied reports that he is "75 percent" sure he will be leaving the Giants.
Manningham, asked on WFAN if he wants to stay with the Giants, answered "That's what I want to do, stay here. Why... sulia.com/c/football/f/8…— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) February 28, 2012
Manningham was speaking on WFAN radio Tuesday morning.
Various reports have had Manningham saying he was likely to leave the Giants. He has been connected to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where former Giants quarterbacks and wide receivers coach Mike Sullivan is now the offensive coordinator.
The Giants are over the salary cap and it seems unlikely that they would either enter or be able to win any sort of bidding war for Manninghman, who is their No. 3 receiver behind Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks. Manningham said on WFAN that he was "not sure" he would be willing to take less money to stay in New York.
NFL free agency opens March 13.