While the Seattle Seahawks had more high profile additions this offseason, the signing of defensive tackle Tony McDaniel could prove to be a quiet steal. As the Seahawks were trading for the dynamic Percy Harvin and adding defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett in free agency, McDaniel's addition in April flew under the radar. McDaniel signed with Seattle after spending the last four seasons with the Miami Dolphins.
Seattle hoped McDaniel could serve as a replacement for Alan Branch, who signed with the Buffalo Bills in free agency. Branch had spent the last two seasons anchoring the interior of the Seahawks' defensive line alongside Brandon Mebane but Seattle elected to let him walk in free agency and turned their focus toward McDaniel.
September 13, 2013