Mike Daniels, Packers, Lions

Former Packers DT Mike Daniels agrees to one-year deal with Lions

Earlier in the week, the Green Bay Packers made the surprising decision to part ways with former Pro Bowl defensive end Mike Daniels.

It hasn’t taken him long to find a new home in the NFL as he has inked a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.

The Detroit Lions announced they have signed former Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels, who was released by the Green Bay Packers earlier this week.

A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday that the deal is for one year and worth $9.1 million.

The deal includes $7.8 million that is fully guaranteed, the source told Schefter.

The Packers may have made this move in order to save salary cap space on an older player, it could work out great in the Lions’ favor. When healthy, Daniels has proven to be a major factor on the defensive line that was an anchor for the Packers over the last few years.

It should be noted that he is coming off an injury-plagued 2018 campaign that saw it cut short after 10 games played. Daniels does have the chance to help form a highly formidable defensive line for the Lions that already features Damon Harrison along with Da’Shawn Hand, A’Shawn Robinson, and rookie PJ Johnson.

It may be a steep price for Detroit to pay, but with it being a one-year deal it is a risk that could pay off dividends for the defense with another formidable asset along their defensive line that could help their pursuit of the NFC North division title next season.

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