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Tony McDaniel | Defensive Lineman

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/20/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 305
College: Tennessee
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Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel (shoulder) returned to practice Thursday, getting in a full session.
The run plugger is now on track to suit up for Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Jan 15 - 7:27 PM

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Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel's (shoulder) status is unclear for the NFC Championship Game.

McDaniel has yet to practice this week, but will apparently get some reps in on Friday. McDaniel appeared in all 16 games this season, starting 14 of them. The run plugger played 35-of-70 snaps in the Divisional Round.
Jan 15 - 3:24 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 07:58:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 07:14:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 05:22:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 03:57:00 PM

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-7, 320.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 12:51:00 AM

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.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 07:29:00 PM

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

McDaniel, 28, registered 11 tackles and a half-sack in 11 games last season, playing 255 defensive snaps. The Seahawks are looking to replace Jason Jones and Alan Branch on the interior, and McDaniel should slot in as a rotational player. McDaniel goes 6-foot-7, 305. He's been a decent run stopper in the past.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Free agent DT Tony McDaniel will visit the Seahawks Thursday.

Despite stealing Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett already, the Seahawks continue to explore pieces for their defensive line. McDaniel, who has been a quality reserve for the Dolphins over the last four seasons, would serve the same role in Seattle. Alan Branch is a free agent that the Seahakws haven't shown interest in re-signing.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 09:01:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 03:01:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 08:37:00 AM

Dolphins DE Tony McDaniel (hand) resumed practicing on Tuesday.

McDaniel injured his thumb in the season opener, requiring surgery to aid the recovery process. He'll return as a rotational player on a deep defensive line.
Tue, Oct 11, 2011 02:33:00 PM

Dolphins DE Tony McDaniel is expected to be sidelined a couple of weeks with the hand injury that knocked him out of Monday night's game.

McDaniel reportedly underwent a surgical procedure to aid the recovery process. The rotational end could play with a club over his hand when he returns, but that won't be until after this week's game against the Texans. The Fins are deep on the defensive line, so this won't be a major loss.
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 04:58:00 PM

Dolphins DE Tony McDaniel injured his thumb during Monday's loss to the Patriots.

McDaniel left in the first half and did not return. Jared Odrick stepped up at the start of the third quarter with a 39-yard interception return that set up a touchdown.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 10:42:00 AM

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