Recently released defensive tackle Mike Daniels visited the Browns on Thursday as Cleveland looks to add some depth on their defensive front.
The release of Mike Daniels came as a surprise to everyone. The now former Green Bay Packers lineman is looking for a new home and is considering teams that will contend this season. That includes the Cleveland Browns. Daniels visited the team Thursday.
As Adam Schefter notes, the current Browns front office brought Daniels to Green Bay. While sometimes this may not mean a lot, this does not necessarily be the case here. There does appear to be some sort of connection between Daniels and the Browns.
Mike Daniels did leave without a contract a today, but there is nothing to be alarmed about.
Daniels is taking his time and visiting multiple teams in order to correctly evaluate where the best fit would be. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The last thing a team needs is a player not fully understanding the situation, signing, and then complaining about his role and/or playing time.
If the Browns were to sign Mike Daniels it would definitely help their defensive line. Cleveland already has the duo of Larry Ogunjobi and Sheldon Richardson in the middle. Adding Daniels to the mix would give opposing teams headaches in terms of blocking. The offensive line already has to worry about the outside rush with Myles Garrett and Olivier Vernon. Now having to worry about relentless pressure from the middle will only provide more difficulty for any blocking scheme.
The Browns were unable to sign Gerald McCoy earlier this offseason. Cleveland has another chance at improving their defensive line by signing Mike Daniels. Daniels has proven to be a productive defensive tackle in this league and would supplement the Browns front seven perfectly.