The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Mike Daniels to a 1-year, $9.1 millon deal with $7.8 guaranteed, per Adam Schefter. Daniels was cut by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.
Daniels, who is entering his eighth year in the league, was due $8 million this season from the Packers, so he appears to be a cap casualty, but the seven year vet has some gas left in the tank, despite a major dip in production last year.
The 2017 Pro Bowler was hampered by injuries all season and struggled to make an impact last year, 18 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, but when he’s healthy, he’s incredibly dangerous.
From 2014-17, Daniels had 40-plus tackles three times, 7-plus tackles for loss, and 4-plus sacks. His ability to shed blocks in the run game and have an impact as a pass rusher makes him a valuable asset in any situation.