In what amounted to a trade of released players, the New York Giants signed Jerome McDougle after he was released by the Eagles Saturday and the Eagles countered this afternoon by claiming linebacker Tank Daniels off waivers a day after he was released by New York.
To make room on the roster for Daniels, the Eagles released Rocky Boiman, who had signed a one-year deal as a free agent in the offseason.
Daniels, 26, started his career with the Eagles in 2006. After signing as an undrafted free agent, he was among the final cuts his rookie season, but was signed to the practice squad. He made his NFL debut in a game at Indianapolis and played in the Eagles' final six games and both playoff games.
After being released by the Eagles last year, he eventually signed with the Giants and was a special teams contributor in their final four regular-season games and all four of their playoff games. He had a key forced fumble at the start of the second half that led to a field goal in the Giants' wildcard playoff victory over Tampa Bay.
Daniels was the first player from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. to make an NFL roster.
Oh, and if you're as worried as some people seem to be about the monumental loss of McDougle, Daniels' one big play in the postseason for the Giants last year was one more than the former first-round pick the Eagles just let go made during his five seasons in Philadelphia.