"I thought Mike Daniels took a big step last year," defensive coordinator Dom Capers told the paper. "He was our most productive guy on the defensive line last year. I think he'll continue to improve.
"Mike's one of the hardest workers we have," Capers added. "He's got a great defensive temperament. He's strong. He's explosive. We hope he can just pick up where he left off last year."
Daniels, 25, is entering his third season. He played in every game last year, making 23 tackles.
"I'm not afraid to step up as a leader now," he said. "I'm in my third year. I've made some plays. I've earned some respct in the locker room. I feel as though it's time for me to fully let my personality go. Just be myself. There's nothing holding me back now. I'm a young guy, but I'm considered a vet and vets can speak."
Daniels started just one regular-season game, but added a start in the playoff loss to San Francisco.
Depleted by injuries, the
Kaepernick ran seven times for 98 yards, more than half of San Francisco's 167 rushing yards. Green Bay gave up 381 total yards and 23 points.
The Packers DST should be stronger in 2014 assuming top pass rusher
Daniels, who finished with three tackles, plays the Bears in Week 9.
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