Lions’ Mike Daniels dealing with a foot sprain
“[Daniel’s] getting multiple opinions but it doesn’t look to be anything that will threaten his season.”
Mentioned on NFL Now on @nflnetwork a short while ago Lions DT Mike Daniels has a foot sprain, sources say. He’s getting multiple opinions but it doesn’t look to be anything that will threaten his season.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 23, 2019
The 30-year-old veteran defensive player joined the Lions in July earlier this year after being surprisingly cut from his longtime previous club and Detroit’s NFC North rivals, the Green Bay Packers. The six-foot, 310-pound Daniels spent the first seven seasons of his professional career with the Packers, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2017 but appearing in only 10 games for Green Bay during the 2018 NFL season.
While Daniels has competed in the Lions’ first three regular-season games this year, the former Packer was noticeably dealing with an injury, apparently a foot sprain, and played only seven defensive snaps in the Week 3 road win against the Philadelphia Eagles (plus two special-teams snaps).
Daniels recorded one solo tackle against the Eagles and has yet to make his impact felt on the defensive side of the ball for Matt Patricia’s club. The Lions, now 2-0-1 after their upset win over the weekend in Philly, started Daniels once, in the Week 2’s home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Lions signed Daniels to a one-year, $9 million deal shortly after he was cut by the Packers earlier in the offseason. During his Pro Bowl 2017 season, Daniels recorded five sacks, 49 combined tackles, and made 14 quarterback hits in 14 games for the Packers.
Should Daniels be healthy in the near future, he and the Lions could seek revenge when they face the Packers in Week 6.