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Report: DT Tony McDaniel visiting Seattle

Tony McDaniel

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Seattle Seahawks are bringing in Miami Dolphins free agent defensive tackle Tony McDaniel in for a visit today, as the team switches focus to the draft and the secondary market in free agency.

The Seahawks have not confirmed the report.

At 6-7 and 305 pounds, McDaniel fits the height and size ratio the Seahawks are looking for in a run-stuffing defensive tackle to possibly replace Alan Branch inside. McDaniel, 28, finished with 11 tackles and half a sack for the Dolphins in 2012 as a rotational guy along the defensive line.

McDaniel played on passing downs and in short-yardage situations for Miami.

McDaniel played in just 11 games last season because of a fractured hand and a nagging knee issue. A University of Tennessee product, McDaniel started his career with Jacksonville, playing three seasons with the Jags before being traded to the Dolphins in 2009.

McDaniel also received the Ed Block courage award from the Dolphins in 2012 for playing through an uncomfortable right knee injury.

Check out this video interview with McDaniel below to learn more about him as a person.