Philadelphia Eagles claim linebacker off waivers from Washington
The Philadelphia Eagles claimed linebacker Steven Daniels off waivers from Washington on Wednesday, they announced.
Daniels was a seventh-round pick last season and spent the year on Washington’s injured reserve list with a torn labrum. The Redskins parted ways with Daniels Tuesday, allowing the Eagles to swoop in and add competition to their linebacking corps.
While starters Jordan Hicks and Nigel Bradham remain in place in Philadelphia, Daniels could find an avenue to compete for a roster spot along with another seventh-round pick who spent the 2016 on injured reserve: Joe Walker. Last summer, Walker earned rave reviews from Eagles’ coaches before tearing his ACL in Week 2 of the preseason.
Daniels, who practiced as an inside linebacker with the Redskins, totaled 266 tackles and 10.5 sacks over four years at Boston College.
The Eagles are still in the midst of tinkering with their roster in the aftermath of this weekend’s NFL draft, which they used to add eight players. Philadelphia also worked to sign a handful of undrafted free agents, though they have yet to announce those signings.
The Birds open a three-day rookie minicamp May 12, and then veterans can hit the field for practices when OTAs begin May 22.
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