Eagles Waive MLB Steven Daniels
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles made a minor roster move Thursday, moving on from middle linebacker Steven Daniels.
A former seventh-round pick in Washington last year out of Boston College, Daniels was originally claimed by the Eagles off waivers last month.
A very productive college player, the 24-year-old Daniels missed his entire rookie season after tearing his labrum in training camp and claimed his was 100 percent healthy as he looked to capture Jim Schwartz's eye.
"It's fine," he said when discussing the injury with 973espn.com. "It just about shaking some of the rust off. This is a very good opportunity for me."
On paper, Daniels seemed like he had a chance because the Eagles need depth in the middle behind Jordan Hicks and Daniels was a traditional thumper at B.C.
Right now jack of all trades Najee Goode has been handling most of the work in the middle as second-year player Joe Walker continues to rehab from a torn ACL that wiped out his rookie season.
Walker, one of the Eagles' seventh-round picks in 2016, has been working in individual drills during OTAs and is about ready to resume work in team drills.
The Eagles final OTA this week takes place on Thursday and they will pick up again on Monday of next week, the first of the final four OTAs. Mandatory minicamp is the following week from June 12-15 and then the team is off until training camp.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen