McDaniel was released by the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
McDaniel was set to become an unrestricted free agent in March anyway, so it seems that New Orleans has simply given him assurance that the team doesn't plan on bringing him back for another season. The 33-year-old will thus get a head start in finding a new home for the 2018 campaign, assuming he wants to continue playing.
The Saints placed McDaniel on injured reserve Wednesday with an undisclosed injury, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
McDaniel played 12 of 74 defensive snaps in Sunday's wild-card victory over the Panthers, but the nature of the injury remains unclear. Defensive tackle Woodrow Hamilton was signed to the 53-man roster and should serve a reserve role on the defensive line.
McDaniel signed a contract with the Saints on Wednesday, Herbie Teope of the The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
McDaniel was most recently with the 49ers, racking up five tackles, one forced fumble and one pass breakup in four games before being released in mid-November. He'll now increase the Saints' depth at defensive tackle in the wake of John Hughes' (elbow) placement on injured reserve.
The 49ers released McDaniel on Monday.
McDaniel latched on with the Niners in mid-October and appeared in each of the team's past four games, finishing his tenure in San Francisco with five tackles, one PBU and one forced fumble.
McDaniel signed with the 49ers on Tuesday to fill the vacancy of Arik Armstead (hand), Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
McDaniel is 32 years old but only has 48 NFL starts on his record. He hasn't played since 2016, when he notched 43 tackles (20 solo) and three pass breakups in 16 games. McDaniel likely will slot into a reserve role, though, and shouldn't be seen as an IDP option at this time.
McDaniel (undisclosed) played 26 snaps in the Saints' preseason victory over the Chargers on Sunday, Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
McDaniel missed some time early 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 signed a contract with the Saints on Thursday, Marc Sessler of Around the NFL reports.
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 (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 solo) 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).
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.
McDaniel (groin) was limited in Thursday's practice, Joe Kania of the 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.
The Raiders have interest in defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, who was recently released by the Seahawks in a salary cap move, per BayArea.com.
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, when asked about McDaniel, said "there's a chance" the team would pursue McDaniel, who has played for new Oakland coach Jack Del Rio.
McDaniel had 84 tackles and two sacks during his two seasons in Seattle.
The Seahawks decided to part ways with defensive tackle Tony McDaniel on Sunday, reports ESPN.
McDaniel has played in 32 games for the Seahawks over the last two seasons and produced 84 tackles and two sacks.
Seahawks starting right tackle Justin Britt (knee) and safety Jeron Johnson (elbow) are questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Packers.
Britt missed practice on Wednesday and practiced in full Thursday before participating in a limited fashion Friday. He'll be a gametime decision, and Alvin Bailey will be plugged into the starting lineup if Britt can't go, Pro Football Talk reports.
The team had four players listed as probable to face the Packers, including tight end Tony Moeaki (calf), center Max Unger (ankle), defensive tackle Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and cornerback Tharold Simon (illness).