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Packers officially release defensive tackle Mike Daniels

Posted: 9:29 AM, Jul 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-24 16:40:56-04
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GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers released defensive lineman Mike Daniels on Wednesday, general manager Brian Gutekunst said.

“We want to thank Mike for his tremendous contributions on the field, in the locker room and in the community over the last seven seasons,” Gutekunst said in a news release. “His incredible work ethic propelled him to be a standout player during his time in Green Bay. We wish Mike, his wife, Heaven, and their entire family all the best.”

Daniels, who played at Iowa, originally was selected by Green Bay in the fourth round (No. 132 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

In seven seasons with the Packers, he played in 102 regular season games with 72 starts. Daniels recorded 333 tackles (201 solo), 29 sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, four passes defensed and an interception.

After being named an alternate for the Pro Bowl for three consecutive seasons (2014-16), Daniels was named to the Pro Bowl roster as a replacement for Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in 2017, becoming the fifth Packers defensive tackle in franchise history to be selected to the Pro Bowl.

"His incredible work ethic propelled him to be a standout player during his time in Green Bay." — general manager Brian Gutekunst

Daniels recorded at least four sacks in five of the last six seasons. He appeared in 10 postseason games, starting each of the last eight, and registered 36 tackles (23 solo), 2.5 sacks and a pass defensed.