McDaniel missed some time early on in training camp due to an undisclosed injury but his playtime in Sunday's game suggests he's since recovered and shouldn't be hindered by the ailment going forward.
McDaniel (undisclosed) missed his second practice of the week Wednesday, Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune reports.
McDaniel sat out of practice Monday as well due to an undisclosed reason. At this point in time, there's nothing to indicate the 12-year-veteran is dealing with anything serious. It's more likely that the Saints are just letting the 32-year-old get back into the swing of things in order to ensure his health entering Week 1.
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.
|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|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|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|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|