Seahawks continue D-line makeover

The Seattle Seahawks continued to reshape their defensive line Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with former Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.

Already this offseason the Seahawks have signed defensive ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and with the addition of McDaniel, whose deal was first reported by ProFootballTalk.com, Seattle’s D-line could look very different in 2013.

The Seahawks still have starters Red Bryant, Brandon Mebane and Chris Clemons, though Clemons, who is recovering from knee surgery, may not be back by the start of the season. But Avril and Bennett will play big roles, and McDaniel has a chance to earn a starting job with Alan Branch still unsigned. Branch, a starting tackle on Seattle’s defense for each of the past two seasons, is an unrestricted free agent, and the fact that the Seahawks have not re-signed him up to this point, and have now added McDaniel, seems to point to Branch landing elsewhere.

The 6-foot-7, 305-pound McDaniel, 28, came into the league as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville, and has spent the past four seasons in Miami. He battled through a knee injury last season but still appeared in 11 games, recording just six tackles. In the previous two years, however, he had 2.5 sacks each season as a rotational lineman, and had a career-best 30 tackles in 2010.

More in Sports

Stanwood’s Kaitlin Larson gathers a rebound with Lynnwood’s Abby Douglas tangled Saturday afternoon at Jackson High School in Mill Creek on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Stanwood girls oust Lynnwood to reach Hardwood Classic

The Spartans win 80-60 and advance to play in the Tacoma Dome for the second straight season.

Marysville-Pilchuck’s Josiah Gould attempts a drive with Mount Spokane’s Jerry Twenge Saturday afternoon at North Creek High School in Bothell on February 24, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Mt. Spokane’s toughness too much for Marysville Pilchuck

The Tomahawks saw their season come to an end with their loss in a 3A state regional game.

Late bucket lifts Glacier Peak boys over Skyline

Senior Bobby Martin scores with 4.3 seconds to play and the Grizzlies hang on to win 50-49 to advance.

Basketball state regional roundup: Stanwood boys advance

Despite graduating its top six leading scorers from last… Continue reading

Saturday’s prep basketball scores

BOYS BASKETBALL 4A state regional round Saturday’s games Both to Hardwood Classic… Continue reading

BLOG: Thunderbirds coach Matt O’Dette again has harsh words for officials

If things stay as they are, the Everett Silvertips and Seattle Thunderbirds… Continue reading

Silvertips top rival T-birds for 4th consecutive victory

U.S. Division-leading Everett beats Seattle 2-1 for its 2nd straight win at the ShoWare Center in Kent.

Washington pulls away in 2nd half to beat Cal 68-51

Jaylen Nowell scores 23 points and UW uses a 16-2 run midway through the second half to take control.

Leake solid in spring debut, M’s fall to White Sox 5-3

The Seattle starter works two scoreless frames, allowing only one hit.

Most Read