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Lions defensive lineman Mike Daniels is glad the Packers cut him

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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Mike Daniels came across a blessing in disguise this offseason. The Green Bay Packers parted ways with him earlier this summer, and he quickly found his new home with the division rival Lions. When asked about the change, Daniels had nothing negative to say.

“You come into the NFL, you work so hard, you just give everything you’ve got every single day. You walk into that building and say, ‘They’re not going to cut me. I’m not going to get cut. I’m not going to get released. I’m going to make it hard for them.’ So when it happened, and then I saw I had an opportunity to play for the Lions, I said, ‘Man, I’m glad I got cut.’ I’m really excited to be here. Really excited to be here.” Daniels said according to MLive.com via Pro Football Focus.

Daniels was a Green Bay stalwart for seven years. After being drafted in the fourth round of the 2012, the former Iowa Hawkeye provided dominant interior line play every season. Despite being a capable contributor, Daniels was unceremoniously released for seemingly no reason.

The Lions immediately capitalized on Daniels’ release, and swooped in to pick him up. Now teamed up with Damon Harrison, A’Shawn Robinson, and Dashawn Hand, Daniels makes Detroit’s defensive line a fierce one. Unfortunately for Green Bay, they now have to play against Daniels twice a year.

Both of those games have the stage set for great revenge stories.