After spending seven seasons as a starter on the defensive line for the Green Bay Packers, former Pro Bowl defensive tackle signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions in order to play for head coach Matt Patricia who he called a ‘defensive genius.'
Well, Daniels' first season away from Green Bay was a bit of a disaster as the 31-year struggled with injuries and failed to secure much of a role on a struggling Lions defense. Daniels suffered a foot injury that forced him to miss most of the 2018 season, and by Week 10 of last season, the Lions would put the veteran D-lineman on injured reserve after he suffered an arm injury.
The former Packer played just nine games for the Lions, making two starts and playing significantly lower snaps per game than he did in Green Bay. Now a free agent, Daniels has stated in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he would embrace a return to Green Bay.
“I'd definitely love to go back to Green Bay. That's my home,” Daniels said. “I've been there when I played there for seven years, I had a really stellar career there and that's definitely a team I would love to go back to.”
Daniels also mentioned how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has hindered the free agency process for many players who can't be brought in by teams to workout or be looked at by doctors. Regardless, Daniels stated that there has been ‘soft interest' from a few teams.