Daniels was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1996. He was a fourth round pick out of Georgia. He was part of the Bears for four seasons (2000-2004), in which he played in 59 games.
In those 59 games, Daniels made 188 tackles, 23 sacks and forced four fumbles.
His best season as a pro came in 2001, when the Bears went 13-3 on the season, but fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC divisional playoff. That season he made 50 tackles, nine sacks and forced three fumbles.
In 2004, Daniels left the Bears for Washington where he has spent the last six seasons.
In his long career, Daniels has played in 187 games, made 501 tackles, 60 sacks and forced 15 fumbles.
At age 37, Daniels is still playing hard and he is currently battling for the starting left defensive end spot with former St. Louis Ram, Adam Carriker. Daniels was a favorite of mine when he was with the Bears, it’s hard to believe at his age that he is still in the NFL.
Lets hope for a solid year for Phillip Daniels this season, because it could be his last.
Daniels is reunited with former Bears wide receiver Bobby Wade and QB Rex Grossman in Washington.
Last weeks, Former Bear Of The Day: Mark Bradley, was released today by the Tampa Bay Bucs. I guess he wasn’t good enough to beat out probably the worst group of receivers in the NFL. Bradley’s days in the NFL, might be over. He could always try the UFL.