Last year, Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford wanted to be traded or released. The team refused. (Until they were able to trade him for a first-round and fourth-round draft pick.)
The team has announced that Daniel has indeed been released.
The Eagles paid him a $3 million signing bonus, a $3 million roster bonus, and a $1 million base salary in 2016. A whopping $5 million of his 2017 salary was fully guaranteed. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Daniel did not waive the guaranteed money. However, the guarantee contains offset language.
The 30-year-old former Saint and Chief is now available to be signed by anyone who wants him. He believes he’s capable of starting; it will be interesting to see if the teams that currently don’t have starters give him a look.