McDaniel (undisclosed) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Seahawks' digital media reporter John Boyle reports. McDaniel had been forced to leave last week's loss to the Saints due to an undisclosed injury but he appears fully recovered now and isn't expected to miss more time due to the issue.
Head coach Pete Carroll stated Monday that McDaniel (undisclosed) is expected to be "fine" going forward this week, Curtis Crabtree of the Associated Press reports. McDaniel did not return to Sunday's loss to the Saints, but appears the Seahawks do not seem concerned about his health at this point in time. However, his status should still be monitored throughout the week. Sealver Siliga would presumably see an increased workload providing depth at defensive tackle if McDaniel is forced to miss any time.
McDaniel collected four tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Panthers. The veteran tackle came on strong over the final four weeks, collecting 17 stops (nine solo) and a sack. He acquitted himself well in Akeem Spence's stead over the last three games in particular, and displayed the veteran leadership and savvy that prompted the Bucs to sign him to a one-year free agent deal this past summer after he was a salary cap casualty in Seattle. Now 30 years old, McDaniel is still a solid run stopper with some pass rushing ability from the tackle position, and should certainly be a part of a team's defensive line rotation in 2016.
McDaniel tallied five tackles (two sol0) in Thursday's 31-23 loss to the Rams. The veteran defensive tackle stepped up in the absence of Akeem Spence (ankle), making his first start of 2015 and tallying a season-high five tackles. McDaniel played very solidly against the run, and was part of a Bucs front that stifled Todd Gurley the majority of the night. A steadying veteran presence with Super Bowl experience from his Seahawks days, McDaniel figures to earn another start in Week 16 if Spence continues sidelined.
McDaniel (groin) is listed as active Sunday versus the Giants. McDaniel forecast active status in Week 9 with a full practice session Friday. Expect him to line up at defensive tackle next to All-Pro Gerald McCoy (shoulder).