Tony McDaniel signs with Seahawks

Marc Serota

The Seahawks have signed 28-year old free agent DT Tony McDaniel to a one-year deal.

I wrote about McDaniel earlier this afternoon after his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that a deal was very close. It's unclear whether the 6'7, 305 pound DT/DE will be playing on the interior at three-technique or at end at 5-technique a la Red Bryant, but I suspect it will be a little bit of both, depending on the package, down and distance.

McDaniel, (as I have written a few times here already), has played in both a 3-4 and a 4-3 at end and tackle, and has the size and length the Seahawks really seem to love. He's tough, played through a knee injury last season, and I've heard good things about him thus far from fellow writers that have seen him play.

McDaniel has started only started five games in his seven NFL seasons, but has been a contributing rotational player on several teams. He has 88 career tackles, 8.5 sacks and 12 pass deflections. He was awarded the Dolphins Ed Block Award for Courage last season for the Dolphins after playing through a painful knee injury. Per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly, McDonald "is one of the toughest Dolphins players I've ever covered. He played through a pretty bad knee injury last season. Tough guy."

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