Tony McDaniel DL SEA 9 Months

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 SEA 10 Months

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 SEA Dec 21 '79

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 SEA Dec 21 '79

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 SEA Dec 21 '79

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.

Tony McDaniel DL SEA Jan 27 '79

Seahawks GM John Schneider said DT Tony McDaniel would likely get the first crack at replacing Alan Branch as the run-stuffing defensive tackle.

Branch, 6-foot-6 and 325 pounds, started all 16 games last season and graded out in the bottom half of Pro Football Focus' defensive tackle rankings when it came to stopping the run. McDaniel is listed at 6-foot-7 and 305 pounds, and he has started just five games over his seven-year career. Seattle could look to add a defensive tackle in the draft.

Tony McDaniel DL SEA Jan 06 '79

Seahawks agreed to terms with DT Tony McDaniel, formerly of the Dolphins, on a one-year contract.

Tony McDaniel DL SEA Dec 30 '78

Free agent DT Tony McDaniel will visit the Seahawks Thursday.

Tony McDaniel DL SEA Dec 28 '78

The Miami Herald reports free agent DT Tony McDaniel won't re-sign with the Dolphins.

McDaniel was a valuable reserve in 2009-10, but struggled to stay healthy the past two seasons. He limped through knee and ankle issues in 2012, and notched just 11 tackles and 0.5 sacks in 11 games. An eight-year veteran, McDaniel should get a camp invite, but no guaranteed money.

Tony McDaniel DL SEA Jul 16 '78

Dolphins DT Tony McDaniel ended up undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee several weeks ago.

The injury bothered McDaniel throughout training camp, and he aggravated it versus the Texans in the season opener. McDaniels has felt "awesome" in a pair of limited practices this week and expects to play Sunday versus the Bengals.