Tony McDaniel DL TB 5 months ago

McDaniel collected four tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran tackle came on strong over the final four weeks, collecting 17 stops (nine solo) and a sack. He acquitted himself well in Akeem Spence's stead over the last three games in particular, and displayed the veteran leadership and savvy that prompted the Bucs to sign him to a one-year free agent deal this past summer after he was a salary cap casualty in Seattle. Now 30 years old, McDaniel is still a solid run stopper with some pass rushing ability from the tackle position, and should certainly be a part of a team's defensive line rotation in 2016.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 5 months ago

McDaniel tallied five tackles (two sol0) in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran defensive tackle stepped up in the absence of Akeem Spence (ankle), making his first start of 2015 and tallying a season-high five tackles. McDaniel played very solidly against the run, and was part of a Bucs front that stifled Todd Gurley the majority of the night. A steadying veteran presence with Super Bowl experience from his Seahawks days, McDaniel figures to earn another start in Week 16 if Spence continues sidelined.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 7 months ago

McDaniel (groin) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McDaniel forecast active status in Week 9 with a full practice session Friday. Expect him to line up at defensive tackle next to All-Pro Gerald McCoy (shoulder).

Tony McDaniel DL TB 7 months ago

McDaniel (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McDaniel, like his fellow teammate William Gholston, drew a questionable tag despite being a full participant in practice Friday. Considering Tampa Bay is dealing with injuries up and down it's defensive line, McDaniel could wind up playing a decent amount of snaps if he is eventually ruled active, but that decision likely won't come until closer to Sunday.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 7 months ago

McDaniel (groin) was limited in Thursday's practice, Joe Kania of the Buccaneers official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McDaniel, now a starter due to Clinton McDonald's season-ending pectoral injury, is in danger of missing the Bucs' Week 9 tilt against the Giants. The veteran defensive tackle has tallied only four stops on the season as part of the defensive line rotation, but would figure in for bigger numbers with the boost in snaps his new status would provide him.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 2 years ago

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Tony McDaniel will replace Red Bryant at five-technique defensive end.

McDaniel is similarly big, long (6'7/320), and difficult to move, and his 2013 performance suggests he could be an upgrade on Bryant versus the run. In Seattle's 4-3 under scheme, "five technique" is a pure run-stopping position, where the player occupies blocks and sets the edge. The Seahawks will get pass rush from Michael Bennett, Cliff Avril, and Kevin Williams, among others.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 2 years ago

Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel spent some time at defensive end during Thursday's OTAs.

The Seahawks need someone to fill the run-stuffing end role vacated by DE Red Bryant when he moved to Jacksonville. McDaniel will get the first crack to fill the void, but he will have to fend off a challenge from DT Greg Scruggs, who missed all of 2013 recovering from an ACL tear.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 2 years ago

Seahawks re-signed DT Tony McDaniel to a two-year contract.

The deal is worth a "max" of $6.3 million. McDaniel was drawing interest from the Cowboys, but has opted to stay with the world champions. McDaniel started 15-of-16 games last season, ringing up 53 tackles and two sacks while swallowing up the run. He'll return as an early-down thumper.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 2 years ago

ESPN Dallas reports the Cowboys are interested in free agent DT Tony McDaniel.

McDaniel is currently in contract negotiations with the Seahawks, so Jerry Jones may not get a chance to sign the 29-year-old. McDaniel proved to be a top-of-the-line interior run defender in Seattle last season. Dallas needs interior linemen.

Tony McDaniel DL TB 2 years ago

The Seahawks are in contract talks with free agent DT Tony McDaniel.

McDaniel, 29, signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks last offseason and ended up starting 15 games. He recorded a career-high 53 tackles and two sacks while playing top-notch run defense. McDaniel stands 6-foot-6, 325 pounds.