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Former Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels reportedly signing with Lions

Posted: 4:07 PM, Jul 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-26 17:07:22-04
Former Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels reportedly signing with Lions

Former Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels, a former Pro Bowl selection, reportedly is finalizing a deal with the rival Detroit Lions, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Friday.

Daniels, who was released by Green Bay on Wednesday, originally was selected by Green Bay in the fourth round (No. 132 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

In seven seasons with the Packers, Daniels played in 102 regular season games with 72 starts. Daniels, who played at Iowa, recorded 333 tackles (201 solo), 29 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, four passes defensed and an interception.

After being named an alternate for the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons (2014-16), Daniels was named to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in 2017, becoming the fifth Packers defensive tackle in franchise history to be selected to the Pro Bowl.

Daniels recorded at least four sacks in five of the last six seasons. He appeared in 10 postseason games, starting each of the last eight, and registered 36 tackles (23 solo), 2.5 sacks and a pass defensed.