The Seahawks will reunite with a familiar face, as they’ve agreed to sign defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, according to a tweet from his representatives at DEC Management. McDaniel played for Seattle from 2013-14 before being released last fall, and worked out for the club earlier today, per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com.
During his time with the Seahawks, McDaniel was a full-time starter in the middle of the team’s defensive line, starting 29 contests during that stretch. He played on 413 snaps in 2014, posting 17 tackles, but didn’t grade too well according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), which ranked McDaniel as a bottom-10 defensive tackle. In Tampa, McDaniel was more a rotational lineman, as he started only three games and played on roughly a quarter of the club’s defensive snaps.
McDaniel, 31, could face an uphill battle to earn playing time, or even a roster, spot with the Seahawks, who have added enviable depth in the middle over the offseason. The club re-signed Ahtyba Rubin, spent a second-round pick on Jarran Reed, and signed Sealver Siliga after he was non-tendered by the Patriots. And with Jordan Hill still around, McDaniel might not be able to play his way onto the roster over the next several weeks.
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