Former Vol Tony McDaniel Re-Signed By Seahawks


Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (99) celebrates after the Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) (not pictured) intercepted the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The start of free agency in the NFL typically brings visions of grandeur to fans of teams hoping to land the top available free agents.

What often goes overlooked, however, is the re-signing key role players.

The Seattle Seahawks re-signed one of those key role players, starting defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, on Wednesday to a two-year that could be worth up to $6.3 million.

McDaniel played in all 16 games for the Seahawks last season (he started 15 of those) in his first season in Seattle. McDaniel accounted for 23 tackles and two sacks last season while helping lead Seattle to a win in the Super Bowl.

The former Tennessee Volunteer spent his previous seven seasons in the state of Florida, three with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the latter four with the Miami Dolphins.

McDaniel played at Tennessee from 2003-2005 where he accumulated 33 tackles and one sack during his career.

Tony McDaniel might not be a perennial Pro-Bowl player, but he’s a consistent performer and his importance to the Seahawks’ defensive line cannot be understated.

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