By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Green Bay Packers have released defensive lineman Mike Daniels on Tuesday. It was a surprising move by the team as they prepare for training camp.
Daniels spent his entire career with the Packers before his release. Now, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he would like to sign with a contender.
He should be able to find employment elsewhere despite missing much of last season.
Earlier in the off-season, there was some speculation that Daniels would be released after their off-season additions. Then, when the Packers drafted Rashan Gary, it basically sealed his fate with the team.
Daniels was a member of the Pro Bowl in 2017.
The 30-year-old Stratford, New Jersey native was the Packers 4th round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He missed 10 games during his entire tenure with the team.
This past season, he appeared in 10 games, including nine starts. He had 18 tackles, including one tackle for a loss and five quarterback hits.
Daniels also had 2.0 sacks, and one pass deflection.
The 10 games were the fewest he appeared in a season. Previously, he appeared in a career-low 14 games during the 2012 as a rookie and 2017.
He had a career-best 49 tackles in 2015 and 2017. He had a career-best 6.5 sacks during the 2013 season.
In his career, he has appeared in 102 games, including 72 starts. He has 236 tackles, including 47 tackles for a loss and 68 quarterback hits.
He also has 29.0 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and five pass deflections.