Phillip Daniels won’t be gone from the Washington Redskins for long. The veteran defensive end, who was cut by the Redskins last month, expects to return for a sixth year with the team, The Washington Times reported:
- “We’re working something out,” he said. “I’ll be a Redskin this year.”
- Daniels’ one-year contract for the 10-year veteran minimum of $845,000 will count just $510,000 against the salary cap, as with fellow veterans Renaldo Wynn and Ethan Albright. Daniels had been due to make $2.15 million under his old deal.
Daniels torn the ACL in his left knee during the first day of training camp last year, and the Redskins quickly signed DE Jason Taylor to replace him. Taylor’s injury- and drama-filled stay in Washington lasted only one season, though, as the team released him earlier this month.
Daniels, 36, is a 13-year NFL veteran who has 59 career sacks. He also has played for the Seattle Seahawks (1996-99) and Chicago Bears (2000-03).