Daniels was waived by Washington on Thursday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports.
Daniels appeared in four games for the Redskins as a rookie in 2017, totaling just 14 yards on three carries. He isn't likely to get much of a role with whichever club he catches on with, be he could hang on as a backup, special teams player, or practice squad member.
Daniels fractured his hand at practice Thursday and was lost for the season. The 22-year-old is the fifth Washington running back to land on injured reserve this season. The Redskins signed Kenny Hilliard to the 53-man roster to provide additional depth out of the backfield.
Daniels fractured his hand during Thursday's practice and will miss the rest of the season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
With starting running back Samaje Perine listed as questionable with a groin injury, Daniels might have landed in a key role for Sunday's game against the Broncos if he hadn't injured his hand. The undrafted rookie has plenty of time to get healthy for the start of the offseason program, but there's no guarantee the Redskins even keep him around that long. The team already has four running backs on injured reserve, led by Chris Thompson (leg) and Rob Kelley (ankle).
Daniels rushed twice for 12 yards in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Chargers.
Daniels saw his first NFL action Sunday after Byron Marshall sustained a hamstring injury early in the contest. If Marshall continues to miss time, Daniels will be in line to be the No. 2 back on depth chart behind Samaje Perine against the Cardinals on Sunday.
The Redskins signed Daniels off their practice squad Tuesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Daniels will assume the roster spot of Chris Thompson, who will be placed on injured reserve after fracturing his right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Saints. With Rob Kelley (ankle) also on IR, Daniels will check in as third on the depth chart at running back behind Samaje Perine (finger) and Byron Marshall heading into the Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Giants. A healthy Perine should fill the lead back role for the Redskins, but Daniels could end up serving as a change-of-pace option if Marshall proves ill equipped for those duties.
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