Dolphins acquire DT Tony McDaniel from Jaguars

The Dolphins today acquired defensive tackle Tony McDaniel from the Jaguars in exchange for a 7th round pick.

McDaniel has spent the past three seasons in Jacksonville as a backup defensive tackle since being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee.  But his 2008 season ended early when he suffered a toe injury in December.  He was placed in injured reserve on December 16.

In three seasons in Jacksonville, McDaniel has played in 25 games - including 3 starts in 2008.  He has amassed 37 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his brief career.

McDaniel is listed at 6'7, 310 pounds.  With that size, it'll be interesting to see how the coaching staff plans to use him.  Will they try him out at nose tackle?  Or is he here as depth at the defensive end spot?

As for his contract, McDaniel was signed to a 3 year, $4 million deal last offseason by the Jaguars.  His 2009 salary is $1 million.  His salary jumps to $1.855 million in 2010.

[Update by Matty I] McDaniel's agent said the Dolphins hope he can line up at any of the 3 DL positions - including nose tackle.  His agent also said that the Dolphins "got a steal."  Let's hope his client can back that up on the field.

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