Tony McDaniel, like Henry Melton, was brought into the Bucs’ defense in 2015. In August of this past season the Seattle Seahawks did a little roster dusting and decided to cut McDaniel due to cap room issues. Not much time passed after his release before the Bucs quickly jumped on this opportunity. The 6’7″ defensive tackle was brought in to help the Bucs deal with the run game and to play along side another former Seahawk, Clinton McDonald.
McDaniel recorded a total of 25 tackles and one sack, but unfortunately his presence was rarely felt. McDaniel was able to help the defense as a hole stuffer in Lovie’s scheme, but was never able to make his presence felt.
Another previous defensive tackle for the Bucs may have not been re-signed due to the want of less defensive tackles on the roster, but why no other team has been interested still keeps the question lingering on what kind of players Lovie was putting on the field on Sundays.
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