Social Media Helps Land Tony McDaniel Back With Seahawks
RENTON (AP) — If Tony McDaniel finds his way onto the Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster at the end of the preseason he will owe an assist to Snapchat.
The rugged run-stopping defensive tackle went through his first practice with the Seahawks yesterday after signing with the team, a process that all started due to some happenstance.
Seattle's defensive line depth has been thinned during training camp due to a few injuries. And McDaniel has been without a home after playing last season in Tampa Bay following two seasons with the Seahawks.
It just happened that McDaniel's agent realized via a Snapchat post a few days ago that his client was in the state of Washington. In fact, McDaniel said he was two hours east of Seattle, in Leavenworth, Washington, doing some "hiking and kayaking." The agent contacted the Seahawks and asked them to bring McDaniel in for a workout.
McDaniel's reunion provides some experience up front and another option after Seattle lost Brandon Mebane in free agency during the offseason. McDaniel was a starter during the 2013-14 seasons for Seattle, making two Super Bowl appearances and winning one title.