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Mario Manningham ‘75 Percent’ Sure He Won’t Re-Sign With Giants

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Mario Manningham (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Mario Manningham (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Mario Manningham made his mark on Giants history with an incredible game-saving grab late in Super Bowl XLVI.

He may not stick around for an encore.

The soon-to-be free agent told The Vindicator of Youngstown, Ohio, that there’s a “75 percent” chance he won’t re-sign with New York.

“I’m ready for whatever, man, I am ready for whatever,” Manningham told The Vindicator. “If it ain’t there, it’s somewhere else.”

He added: “There are a lot of good quarterbacks in this league. I just want the ball more, that’s all.”

Manningham caught 39 passes for 523 yards and four touchdowns during the 2011 regular season. His numbers suffered due to a lingering knee issue — and the emergence of fan favorite Victor Cruz.

“Obviously, players, when free agency comes around for them, they want to make as much money as possible,” Giants general manager Jerry Reese said at the NFL combine last week. “We’ll see how it unfolds. But he is a good football player and we’re glad he’s been a Giant for us and his contributions are outstanding for us. We’ll see what happens moving forward with respect to that.” ”

According to Clark Judge of CBSSports.com, the 25-year-old wide receiver is “expected to follow” former Giants assistant coach Mike Sullivan to the Buccaneers. Sullivan left New York this offseason to run Greg Schiano’s offense in Tampa Bay.

“(Manningham) won’t be back,” a source told Judge.

Who can step up if Manningham doesn’t re-sign with Big Blue? Sound off below…

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