Lions signing former Packers Pro Bowl DT Mike Daniels
Allen Park — The Detroit Lions are landing some big help on the defensive line.
They are finalizing a one-year deal with former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels, a source confirmed to The Detroit News on Friday.
The source request anonymity because the deal had not been completed.
The move was first reported by ESPN.
Daniels, 30, had spent his entire seven-year career with the Packers prior to being surprisingly released by the team earlier this week. He has more than 100 games of experience, including 72 starts. The 6-foot, 310-pounder has 29 career sacks and was selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl.
Daniels was limited to 10 games last season due to a foot injury, but reportedly had interest from multiple teams, including the Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots, following his release.
His addition would solidify an already strong defensive tackle group in Detroit, headlined by Damon Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson. Also in the mix is 2018 fourth-round draft pick Da'Shawn Hand, who has the flexibility to play inside and out.
Harrison, who reported to training camp after skipping out on the team's OTAs and mandatory minicamp, is currently on the non-football injury list. Robinson has also missed the past two practices while tending to a personal matter.
According to Pro Football Focus, Daniels graded out as an above-average defender each of the past six seasons, equally successful stopping the run and rushing the passer.