Updated: March 18, 2014, 1:28 PM ET
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The Giants and Mario Manningham have agreed on a one-year deal that will bring the veteran wide receiver back to New York, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Manningham, 27, struggled through an injury-plagued 2013 season with the San Francisco 49ers, making just nine receptions for 85 yards in six games.
Prior to his two-year stint in San Francisco, Manningham played his first four NFL seasons with the Giants.
Manningham was an integral part of New York’s improbable championship run following the 2011 season, catching touchdown passes in each of the Giants’ three NFC playoff victories and making a key fourth-quarter reception along the sideline in the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
The 6-foot Manningham has 211 catches for 2,849 yards and 19 touchdowns in six seasons with the Niners and Giants.
The acquisition of Manningham marks the latest in what has been an extremely busy offseason for the Giants. The team already had added defensive backs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Walter Thurmond and Quintin Demps, running back Rashad Jennings, offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz and kick returner Trindon Holliday in free agency.