Report: Mike Daniels finalizing deal with Lions

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When discussing defensive lineman Mike Daniels‘s release on Thursday, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that he hoped he wouldn’t have to face Daniels this season.

Rodgers may have to face him twice. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Daniels is finalizing a deal with the Lions.

Daniels took a meeting with the Browns on Thursday before moving on to consider other options. It’s the second time this offseason that the Browns have met with a recently released veteran defensive lineman, but Daniels, like Gerald McCoy before him, opted to sign with a rival of their previous club.

Daniels joins a Lions defensive line group that also added Trey Flowers, Darius Kilgo, Austin Bryant and P.J. Johnson this offseason. Flowers is currently on the physically unable to perform list while Kilgo and Damon Harrison are on the non-football injury list.

55 responses to “Report: Mike Daniels finalizing deal with Lions

  1. Oh no. Another reason for Aaron to go on IR. Twice per season.

  2. Wow, Detroit destroyed the Packers twice last year and now they’ve stolen their best defensive player? Daniels must have wanted to go where he could play his old team twice. For some reason, former Packers always want to get revenge on them. Makes you wonder what’s going on behind the scenes there.

  3. That’s what it means to be a Free Agent. Sign with any team that offers the best deal.
    Packers. OL should start studying Daniels film and look for his “Tells” to better prepare for him.

    Best of luck to him.

  4. Strong DL this year with Snacks and Flowers. Can’t wait to watch the havoc they create!

  5. Vikings4Life says:
    July 26, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    The Lions will have a scary d-line

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    Comparative to an old man’s 40+ league team, I totally agree! The Lions are scrapping the bottom of the barrel for players like they always do!

  6. LOL at the viking fans overreaching to make this into something (as usual). In their minds, Mike Daniels must be Khalil Mack 2.0.

  7. Well it doesn’t sound like it was a health issue, maybe it was a money issue with Rodgers taking so much. Maybe Erin should’ve modeled himself after Brady who makes half as much so they can keep whatever players they want on the team in order to win. The results, Six Super Bowl rings. I will laugh my arse off if Daniels sacks Rodgers this year.

  8. Daniels: “Anything I can do to play against and sack A A Ron!! I don’t like him”

  9. That’s what it means to be a Free Agent. Sign with any team that offers the best deal.
    Packers. OL should start studying Daniels film and look for his “Tells” to better prepare for him.

    Best of luck to him.

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    He was on the team for seven years, there is no doubt the OL faced off against Mike in practice hundreds of times over that span.

  10. That completes three defensive lines that will absolutely destroy the Vikings offensive line, which is widely accepted as the worst offensive line ever assembled in pro or amateur sports. I could absolutely see the vikings getting swept in the division this year.

  11. Funny how GB fans say that Daniels was the best defensive player in the division last year, but now that he is released, he is just a scrap.

  12. Vikings fan here. If his foot is healed and he is in shape, this looks like a great signing. We don’t know why he was released ( money, injury?) but if he is ready to go this is a going to be a very good line. Patricia is a question mark as a head coach but a solid coach on the defensive side of the ball. He should bring out the best of that line. They should be tough. But this is the black and blue division and every division game is a battle. So everyone buckle up, NFC north football is on it’s way.

  13. tylawspick6 says:
    July 26, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Lions set to take over the division

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    We’re heading in the right direction!!! I still think the Bears are a little better, but we’ve clearly surpassed the other two teams now! I can’t wait to see Flowers and Daniels destroy Minnesota’s awful O-line and make Rodgers scream for mercy!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  14. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    July 26, 2019 at 4:40 pm
    Lions (and Vikings) love them some Packer scraps

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    How about thanks for your effort in Green Bay, instead of calling him scraps. The green and yellows will be 0-6 against the black and blue. In fact maybe the Vikes should dust off Bill “Boom Boom” brown.

  15. Viking fan low-key upset that the Vikes didn’t make a harder push for Daniels.

    Of course they said he was “trash” while he was a Packer, but the truth about how they feel about the Packers roster always comes out when we cut a player and they pray the Vikings will get him.

    The Lions picked up a player we didn’t need any longer and they got better. The Vikings did nothing like usual. Three teams are very much improved in the division and that includes the Lions. The Vikings stayed the same and their leader is a head coach that the game has passed by.

    Poor Barney

  16. I’m still skeptical. I just don’t think that Patricia is the guy here and Bob Quinn has done nothing except give away players to New England. And let’s not forget the absolute abomination that was our tight end situation last year.

    Hopefully I’m wrong, but it’s hard to ignore an over/under of 6 games. If they are so good, that would at least be at 8. What am I missing?

  17. It was money, size, and playing only one position. I doubt it was also the foot. This team will have a whole new attitude in the defensive lockeroom anyway, so maybe his no nonsense attitude won’t be missed too much. Good Luck to him and Go Pack!

  18. Minneanderthals says:
    July 26, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    That completes three defensive lines that will absolutely destroy the Vikings offensive line, which is widely accepted as the worst offensive line ever assembled in pro or amateur sports. I could absolutely see the vikings getting swept in the division this year.
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    That seemed like quite a claim, so I looked at the results from last year. In division games, the Packers and Lions each gave up 24 sacks. Despite having a quarterback with little pocket presence, the much-maligned Viking offensive line gave up 13 sacks in the division. That offensive line will be better this year, so I think those three defensive lines will have to have improved quite a bit, too.

  19. so maybe his no nonsense attitude won’t be missed too much
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    they are happy its gone, now the Packer’s locker room can be dominated by Rodgers’ nonsense

  20. Wait! He went to a division rival? I wonder how Baker Mayfield feels about this.

  21. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Viking fan low-key upset that the Vikes didn’t make a harder push for Daniels.

    Of course they said he was “trash” while he was a Packer, but the truth about how they feel about the Packers roster always comes out when we cut a player and they pray the Vikings will get him.

    The Lions picked up a player we didn’t need any longer and they got better. The Vikings did nothing like usual. Three teams are very much improved in the division and that includes the Lions. The Vikings stayed the same and their leader is a head coach that the game has passed by.

    Poor Barney
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    Really? The Packers lost their best defensive player to a division rival that your team can’t beat and you’re trying to make us believe that Viking fans should be upset?

    I don’t think any Viking fan said Daniels was “trash.” He’s a good player. It’s the Packers’ defense that is trash and it didn’t improve today.

    If you can provide proof that one Viking fan said Mike Daniels was “trash,” I’ll give you four tickets to the Viking-Packer game at US Bank Stadium and a suite for the night before the game at the Elliot Park Hotel.

  22. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    Lol. can’t wait for your team to experience the next 40+ years of misery. it started last year and it’s only going to get worse.

  23. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Viking fan low-key upset that the Vikes didn’t make a harder push for Daniels.

    Of course they said he was “trash” while he was a Packer, but the truth about how they feel about the Packers roster always comes out when we cut a player and they pray the Vikings will get him.

    The Lions picked up a player we didn’t need any longer and they got better. The Vikings did nothing like usual. Three teams are very much improved in the division and that includes the Lions. The Vikings stayed the same and their leader is a head coach that the game has passed by

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    Daniels dominated the Vikings through the years. I was happy when the packers let their best defensive player go. You know that, you just don’t want to admit that. After dealing with Eversons bad wheel, not sure Vikes wanted to go through that again. Hopefully Daniels is 100% and ready to reek havoc on the packers and bears. Good for the Lions and Daniels, he’s not happy with the green and yellow. I don’t recall any Viking fan saying Daniels was trash. All I’ve heard so far is packer fans calling him scrap. Nice.

  24. Interesting how RobboCheese states that the Vikings line will automatically be better but says that the Packers wide receivers won’t be.

    Vikings Football: 60 years of prayers and excuses.

  25. Oh no. Another reason for Aaron to go on IR. Twice per season.
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    One of the reasons for letting Mike go was his lack of penetration and almost no sacks.
    If he'd have restructured and took less money,… he'd still be in GB. Great run stuffer plus he can take up 2 lineman. Best wishes to him and Happy. Great people.

  26. Mike Daniels will be great mentor in the locker room to Hand, Bryant, and Johnson. Probably one of the best first step techniques in the game. If Melvin can step up in the CB 2 slot and the team doesn’t become decimated by injuries, Lions defense will be top 5 in the NFL.

  27. Look at photos of Daniels and his listed weight of 310 pounds right now. I think he came in for camp seriously overweight and out of shape and he was already on the bubble in Green Bay due to his injury history, age, contract size, and their strength and youth at the position. Lions fans should not be under the delusion that this is Pro Bowl-caliber Daniels. He just never really showed up watching games for me, and the stats agree with that. Lions paid $9M for a depth guy on their DL, that says a lot about them. Don’t be surprised if Daniels agent was exaggerating the level of market interest in him. He may have gotten $9M, but it’s on a 1 year deal. If they really had faith, that would have been 2 or 3 at least.

  28. Only the truth hits a exposed nerve that hard.

    The following or the equivalent of it was posted countless times while Mike Daniels was on the Packers roster:

    “The whole Packers roster is trash besides Aaron Rodgers.”

    “Aaron is on the decline and can no longer carry that complete trash roster on his shoulders.”

    “That whole Packers defensive roster is trash.”

    Last attention you will get from me.

    Toodle Lu.👋

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  29. Mike Daniels was not the Packers best defensive player. That would be Kenny Clark. I would even put Jaire Alexander above him. His foot was part of the reason he was released and he has started to decline. Packers like their young guys on dline.

  30. Congratulations, Detroit. You guys are going to love “Mike Diesel” and he will be sorely missed over here on this side of the lake. The guy is utterly hilarious and extremely intense. He’s a “100% effort, 100% of the time” kind of guy that’s also a leader in the locker room, active in the community, and still dominant as a 3T D-lineman.

    I understand the move, knowing that Pettine wants younger, longer guys with positional flexibility and a little more speed in order to fulfill his vision of the D-line… but me understanding it and me liking it are two entirely different things.

  31. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    July 26, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    Funny how GB fans say that Daniels was the best defensive player in the division last year, but now that he is released, he is just a scrap.

    One dude doesn’t speak for all Packers fans. Daniels was a good player and likely will still be a good player for the Lions. But no one believed Daniels was the best defensive player in the division last year. He was probably the 4th or 5th best player on the Packers defense last year, behind Clark, Alexander, Martinez, and perhaps Fackrell. He won’t be the best defender on the Lions, either, as long as Darius Slay is still around.

  32. freefromwhatyouare says:
    July 26, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    Viking fan low-key upset that the Vikes didn’t make a harder push for Daniels.

    Of course they said he was “trash” while he was a Packer, but the truth about how they feel about the Packers roster always comes out when we cut a player and they pray the Vikings will get him.

    The Lions picked up a player we didn’t need any longer and they got better. The Vikings did nothing like usual. Three teams are very much improved in the division and that includes the Lions. The Vikings stayed the same and their leader is a head coach that the game has passed by.
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    The Vikings and their fans actually watch the games closely so I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’ve always said there isn’t a player on the Packers D that could start on the Vikings except for Daniels. The Vikings didn’t get better but the Lions did. The Packers just lost their best defensive player and there’s no spinning that. Have a great day.

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