Mike Daniels expects to start practicing fully next week

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Lions defensive lineman Mike Daniels hasn’t taken part in team work this week’s joint practices with the Patriots and won’t be playing against them on Thursday night, but things should be different next week.

Daniels has not done anything other than individual work with the Lions since signing with them in late July, but said during a Wednesday appearance on NFL Network that he expects to get on the field during next week’s joint practices with the Texans. Neither Daniels nor the team cited a reason why he hasn’t been on the field, although the foot injury that ended Daniels’s 2018 season would be one guess.

Daniels said that the foot isn’t an issue, however.

“I’m ready to go,” Daniels said, via MLive.com. “I’m ready to go. But like I said, it’s just a matter of being smart. I’ve been through plenty of camps in my career, and not saying I don’t want to get the work, which is why I’ll be out there next week, but it’s just being smart. As you get older, you have to be smart. You can’t just beat yourself into submission every day, which is what I prefer to do.”

Two other Lions defensive linemen — Trey Flowers and Damon Harrison — have been out of practice during training camp as well. It’s unclear when they’ll get the green light to join Daniels in resuming a full schedule.

4 responses to “Mike Daniels expects to start practicing fully next week

  1. What line?, what defense??…..they’re all re-hashed Patriots has-been roster fillers until Patricia gets fired! Stafford has one weapon – Golladay. The Lions are 3-5 years from being built to compete!

  2. joetoronto says:
    August 7, 2019 at 7:48 pm
    What line?, what defense??…..they’re all re-hashed Patriots has-been roster fillers until Patricia gets fired! Stafford has one weapon – Golladay. The Lions are 3-5 years from being built to compete!
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    So you can’t read then? The Lions had a top 10 D line last season. That’s ok, ask mommy or daddy to help you learn the bigger words. Since it isn’t hockey season you have plenty of time on your hands Toronto. Enjoy your CFL….LOL

  3. The Lions had a top 10 D line last season….but finished in last place in the division with a 6-10 record.

    The Lions are not competing for anything this year except for third place in the division. Once you have a few good drafts consistently like the Vikings and Bears have the past three-four years you will be ready, not be signing a bunch of FA floating out there there nobody wants.

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