.@AZCardinals designate DE Josh Mauro and TE Darrell Daniels to return to practice. They remain on Injured Reserve and this opens a 3-week window from which to return.
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) December 16, 2020
This opens up a three-week window for Daniels and Mauro to practice with the team before Arizona has to add them to the active roster.
Daniels, 26, wound up signing on with the Colts as an undrafted free agent out of Washington back in May of 2017. Indianapolis later traded Daniels to the Seahawks in return for Marcus Johnson coming out of the preseason.
Daniels was on and off of the Seahawks’ roster in 2018 before being claimed off waivers by the Cardinals toward the end of the year. Arizona re-signed him to a one-year exclusive rights deal back in April and later added him to their practice squad coming out of the preseason.
In 2020, Daniels has appeared in nine games for the Cardinals and caught six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown.
Mauro, 29, originally signed on with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford back in 2014. He was later waived and re-signed to their practice squad at the start of the regular season.
The Cardinals eventually signed Mauro off of the Steelers’ practice squad and elected to bring him back on an exclusive rights contract before signing him to a two-year, $5.8 million contract in 2017. From there, he had a brief stint with the Raiders before signing on with the Jaguars last year.
The Jaguars cut Mauro loose a few weeks ago and re-signed him to their practice squad. After he was released, Mauro returned to the Cardinals.
In 2020, Mauro has appeared in three games for the Cardinals and recorded five total tackles and one sack.