The veteran corner-back was released by the Bears last Tuesday.
Career Stats for Ricky Manning Jr:
In two seasons with the Bears, Ricky Manning Jr. appeared in 31 games with 11 starts.
Manning Jr. had 106 tackles, three sacks and five interceptions in his time with the Bears.
He had 168 tackles and nine interceptions in his three seasons with Carolina.
St. Louis Rams CB’s:
Fakhir Brown- an eight year veteran, who has had seven of his ten career interceptions with the Rams in the last two seasons.
Tye Hill- a first round pick in 2006, has four interceptions in two seasons.
Ron Bartell- a 2nd round pick from 2005, has five interceptions in three years with the Rams.
Jonathan Wade- last season’s 3rd round pick out of Tennessee has one career interception.
Where does Ricky Manning Jr. fit in?
He can make a difference, he has had eight career interceptions in five seasons.
He lost his job, with the Bears because of a terrible season last year.
He will fight for a starting job, but probably wind up as a backup to Tye Hill or Fakhir Brown.
It’s a good move for the St. Louis Rams.
Former Chicago Bears RB P.J. Pope signed with the Denver Broncos practice squad today.
He showed some flashes of good play, in last Thursday’s preseason finale, when he carried the ball eight times for 34 yards in the second half.