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.
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.
Tony 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).
Tony McDaniel (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
McDaniel, like his fellow teammate William Gholston, drew a questionable tag despite being a full participant in practice Friday. Considering Tampa Bay is dealing with injuries up and down it's defensive line, McDaniel could wind up playing a decent amount of snaps if he is eventually ruled active, but that decision likely won't come until closer to Sunday.
Tony McDaniel (groin) was limited in Thursday's practice, Joe Kania of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official site reports.
McDaniel, now a starter due to Clinton McDonald's season-ending pectoral injury, is in danger of missing the Bucs' Week 9 tilt against the Giants. The veteran defensive tackle has tallied only four stops on the season as part of the defensive line rotation, but would figure in for bigger numbers with the boost in snaps his new status would provide him. Akeem Spence would likely take McDaniel's place should he be unable to suit up Sunday.
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