Cincinnati Bengals re-sign DT Mike Daniels, DE Amani Bledsoe

Tyler Dragon
Cincinnati Enquirer
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Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Mike Daniels (76) tackles Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (22) in the first quarter during a Week 1 NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Defensive tackle Mike Daniels is sticking around – at least for another year.

The veteran defensive tackle re-signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced on Wednesday. Daniels inked a one-year deal. NFL Network reported that the contract is worth $2.5 million.

Daniels signed his first contract with the Bengals before the start of the 2020 season after spending 2019 in Detroit. He played the first seven years of his career in Green Bay with the Packers.

The 6-foot, 310-pound defensive tackle started 11 games in his first season in Cincinnati. He filled in admirably in the interior in what was an injury-riddled year for the Bengals defensive line. The Bengals coaching staff spoke highly of Daniels' leadership and he was a model teammate in his first season in Cincinnati.

Daniels totaled 17 tackles, one tackle for loss and five pressures in 356 total snaps in 2020.

The 10-year defensive tackle can play the one-technique or three-technique. He is expected to be Cincinnati’s top reserve defensive tackle behind D.J. Reader and Larry Ogunjobi.

Daniels, who turns 32 in May, has 252 tackles, 30 sacks and 50 tackles for loss in his career. His best season came in 2017 as a member of the Packers. His efforts earned him a trip to his first ever Pro Bowl.

Other Bengals news and notes:

Amani Bledsoe: Daniels wasn't the only defensive player re-signed by the club on Wednesday. The Bengals announced that they re-signed Bledsoe to a one-year pact. Bledsoe's contract runs through the 2021 season. 

The defensive end originally signed with Cincinnati during training camp last year. He made the active roster and tallied 17 tackles and two pass deflections in 14 games (four starts). 

The Oklahoma product adds depth at defensive end behind starters Trey Hendrickson and Sam Hubbard.

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