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Old 04-04-2014, 08:45 AM   #165
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Originally Posted by BroncoBuff View Post
Manny's not exactly a latter-day Mick Tingelhoff out there ... he was considered a very shaky player one year ago. When JD Walton went down in preseason, they signed Dan Koppen out of retirement instead of going with Manny. Only when Koppen was injured and Blake washed out did Manny get his chance.

You guys see this?: The Giants signed JD Walton to a two-year $5 million contract couple weeks ago. They're projecting him as their starter.
That's not entirely accurate. First off, JD Walton went down the season before (2012) - not in preseason 2013.

Manny was the center through OTA's and into TC because they were giving JD Walton time to recover. Manny was starting ahead of Koppen even before Koppen was injured and the team has stated that several times (both Fox and Magazu were on record as saying Manny was the starting center throughout OTA's and TC)
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