The Seahawks have re-signed veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, who was a starter on the 2013 Super Bowl-winning squad.
Adding some veteran depth on the line, the Seahawks have agreed to terms with veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, who was a member of the Super Bowl-winning squad of 2013 before being released last August in a salary-cap related move. His agency broke the news via Twitter Monday afternoon and McDaniel himself later confirmed the news via his own Twitter, stating “Feels great to be back in Seattle.” The Seahawks are expected to make the signing official on Tuesday when a corresponding roster move will be made. It’s expected McDaniel signed a one-year deal at or close to the league veteran minimum.
McDaniel spent last season with Tampa Bay and became a free agent after the year and had remained unsigned.
McDaniel, 31, started 15 games at defensive tackle in 2013 and 14 more in 2014.
McDaniel started three games for Tampa Bay last season with one sack and 13 tackles.
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Seattle had hoped that Sealver Siliga could fill the role of adding veteran depth at defensive tackle but he has yet to practice fully due to a calf injury, and was sidelined again after suffering a new calf injury during pre-game warmups on Saturday.
Carroll had hinted that Siliga would have a tough time making the roster due to having not been able to practice.
“That one is another one that we are going to have to wait and see how it develops,” Carroll said after Monday’s practice. “It could be a couple days, it could be a couple weeks. Got to wait and see. Been a debilitating injury for him, just really hurt his chances of breaking in and helping us. It’s going to be a really hard comeback for him when he gets back to us.’’
Siliga signed a one-year, $1.05 million deal, and he has a dead cap number of $200,000, according to OvertheCap.com.
McDaniel’s agent, David Canter, Tweeted that McDaniel had snapchatted recently that he was flying to Seattle, which led to a visit with the Seahawks — Canter Tweeted he let the team know they could take a look at McDaniel for free since he’d be in town anyway — and his agreeing to terms on Monday came after working out with the team and taking a physical.
The Seahawks are thought particularly intrigued by how McDaniel could add pass-rushing inside.