McDaniel had one of his best seasons in 2016, recording 43 tackles and three passes defensed while with the Seahawks. He'll likely compete with Tyeler Davison and David Onyemata for the top backup spot at defensive tackle, and he could even compete for a starting role if Nick Fairley (heart) is unable to play.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, McDaniel (concussion) will play Saturday against the Falcons, John Boyle of team's official site reports.
McDaniel did not take part in the wild-card win over the Lions last weekend due to a concussion he suffered in Week 17. Now cleared to play, the veteran will bolster Seattle's defensive line with a return Saturday and will likely resume his role as a starter. Should he have his reps monitored, look for Jarran Reed to see increased action.
McDaniel (concussion) is not expected to play in Sunday's game against Detroit, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.
McDaniel is said to have suffered the concussion during last week's win over the 49ers. Although he could return to the field if the Seahawks advance past the wild card round, rookie Jarran Reed is expected to fill the void during his absence.
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.
|P1||8/10/17||@ CLE||8:00 pm|
|P2||8/20/17||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ MIN||7:10 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ MIA||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/22/17||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|10||11/12/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ LAR||4:05 pm|
|14||12/7/17||@ ATL||8:25 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||25||13.0||12||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|