A bit of surprising news out of Green Bay, after the Packers released former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels yesterday.
Of course, not surprising to the Packers payroll department, as the veteran will be entering his eighth NFL season, and they didn’t need to pay his salary, considering the team added defensive linemen Rashan Gary, Kingsley Keke, Z’Darius Smith and Preston Smith this offseason.
“These are big men with length and power and speed,” Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said. “I felt we needed to get bigger in the front, and we have. Those are the body types we’re looking for.”
And while Daniels was the heart and soul of the Packers’ front seven for the past seven seasons—at just over 6 feet and 310 pounds—he didn’t fit the Gutekunst’s aforementioned defensive lineman model.
Yeah, seems he came up short.
As for the 30-year-old Daniels—who is just two seasons removed from making the Pro Bowl—he now becomes a free agent whose “preference would be to sign with a Super-Bowl contender.”
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