Bengals Signing DT Mike Daniels To One-Year Deal Worth Up To $2.7M


Adam Schefter reports that the Bengals are signing DT Mike Daniels to a one-year contract worth up to $2.7 million. 

Mike Daniels

Cincinnati brought him in for a visit a few days ago, so they were clearly impressed enough to sign him. 

Daniels was been one of the best available free agents for months now but received very little reported interest prior to meeting with the Bengals. 

Back in May, Daniels said in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that teams had shown “soft interest” in him, due in part to the fact that they couldn’t bring him in for a medical evaluation. 

“There’s been a decent amount of interest,” Daniels said. “There’s been soft interest. As in, teams like you but they can’t bring you in and let their doctors check you out.”

Daniels, 31, is a former fourth-round pick of the Packers back in 2012. He was entering the final year of his five-year, $41.66 million contract and set to make a base salary of $7.6 million for the 2019 season when the Packers released him.

Daniels signed a one-year, $9.1 million deal with the Lions for the 2019 season. He’s been testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent since March. 

In 2019, Daniels appeared in nine games for the Lions and recorded 10 tackles and one sack. 

We had him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.

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