Pro Bowl DT Mike Daniels visits with Browns
Veteran defensive tackle Mike Daniels has expressed a desire to play for a contender after his surprising release from the Green Bay Packers, and the Cleveland Browns certainly qualify as one after their huge offseason.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Daniels is taking his first free agent visit on Thursday when he travels to Cleveland.
Former Packers’ Pro-Bowl DT Mike Daniels first visit is to…the Cleveland Browns, per source. Browns’ front office drafted Daniels in Green Bay. Cleveland also tried to sign DT Gerald McCoy before he opted for Carolina. Browns now on to Daniels.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2019
As Schefter noted, the Browns wanted to sign Gerald McCoy earlier in the offseason, but he wound up with the Carolina Panthers. It would stand to reason that they are still open to adding a player at the position, and Daniels has been one of the better interior defensive linemen in football for several seasons now.
Daniels, 30, had been with the Packers since they drafted him in the fourth round back in 2012. He came into the season looking for redemption after he landed on injured reserve with a foot injury last November. Daniels was due to make $7.6 million this season in the final year of his contract. There should be plenty of teams interested in him, but he may sign quickly if a contender like the Browns offers a good deal.