49ers Sign Veteran DLs Tony McDaniel & Leger Douzable


The San Francisco 49ers have signed veteran DL Tony McDaniel to a contract on Tuesday, according to his agent David Canter.

McDaniel, 32, originally signed on with the Jaguars back in 2006 as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee. After three years in Jacksonville, McDaniel was traded tot eh Dolphins in return for a seventh-round pick that ultimately became WR Julian Edelman.

McDaniel later signed on with the Seahawks in 2013 before being released a few years later. The Buccaneers signed him to a one-year deal for the 2015 season and he later returned to Seattle on another one-year contract last year.

The Saints signed McDaniel to a one-year, $1 million contract this past June but he was, unfortunately, released coming out of the preseason.

In 2016, McDaniel appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and recorded 43 tackles, no sacks, a fumble recovery and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 52 interior defender out of 127 qualifying players.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Douzable, 31, originally signed on with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2008. Since then, he has played for a number of teams including the Giants, Rams, Lions, Jaguars, and Titans before joining the Jets as an unrestricted free agent in March of 2014.

The Jets brought him back on a one-year contract the following year before Douzable moved on and signed a one-year deal with the Bills in June of last year.

The 49ers signed him to a contract during the preseason but cut him loose a few weeks later.

In 2016, Douzable appeared in all 16 games and recorded 43 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a pass defense for the Bills.

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