Welcome Back, Daniels

Redskins' former defensive lineman, Phillip Daniels, becomes Director of Player Development.

Daniels joins the Redskins with 15 seasons of NFL experience as a defensive lineman, including his final seven seasons as a member of the Redskins. A fourth round selection in the 1996 NFL Draft (No. 99 overall), he played four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks (1996-99), four seasons with the Chicago Bears (2000-03) and seven seasons with the Redskins (2004-10).

"We welcome Phillip back to the Redskins family,” said Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen. "His 15 years of NFL experience will be a great asset for our football team."

In 201 career games (167 starts), Daniels totaled 512 tackles (390 solo), 62 sacks, one interception, 51 passes defensed, 15 forced fumbles and 12 fumble recoveries, according to STATS, Inc. In his time as a member of the Redskins, he was a part of four defenses that ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in yards allowed per game (2004, 05, 07 and 09).

In this management role, Daniels would be responsible for teaching, training and caring for the players. It is expected he will also be instrumental in helping to select, during this year's NFL draft, high caliber players desperately needed for the Redskins.

“I’m really looking forward to helping our players and team win, on and off the field,” Daniels said.

Daniels returns after being released from the roster in July of last year, along with Josh Bidwell, Ma’ake Kemoeatu, Casey Rabach, and Roydell Williams.

In 2009 Daniels received the Ed Block Courage Award.

In December 2011, former Redskin turned New England Patriot defensive end, Andre Carter named Daniels one of the greatest men he's played football with.

On Daniels' Twitter page he writes, "Glad to be back in the DMV."

Daniels turns 39 on March 4th.