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Tackle box: Seahawks add McDaniel

By Liz Mathews



McDaniel gives Seahawks more depth along defensive line.
McDaniel gives Seahawks more depth along defensive line.

The Seattle Seahawks announced the team has signed defensive tackle Tony McDaniel. 

McDaniel, 28, originally signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2006 and remained with the team until 2009 when he was traded to the Miami Dolphins. For the Dolphins, McDaniel started two of 54 games played. 

Listed at 6-foot-7, 305 lbs., McDaniel has amassed a career 119 tackles (88 solo), 8.5 sacks and 12 passes defensed.

McDaniel is the third defensive lineman the Seahawks have signed since the start of the 2013 free agency period, following Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett. In addition to the McDaniel acquisition, the Seahawks have also announced that restricted free agent Clinton McDonald has signed his tender and will remain with Seattle. 

McDonald, 26, came to Seattle via a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011. For the Seahawks, McDonald has played in 29 games, logging 60 tackles (38 solo), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.