The Redskins have signed draft pick Steven Daniels, according to a report.
Daniels, an inside linebacker, was drafted in the seventh round (232nd overall) out of Boston College. The 5 foot 11, 243-pounder amassed 82 tackles, including 16 for a loss, and an interception as a senior last season.
The four-year deal for Daniels is worth $2.581 million, including a $77,296 signing bonus, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.
Daniels is the first of Washington's seven picks to sign.
He’s expected to compete for a backup role on defense, contribute on special teams and bring some toughness to the unit, according to General Manager Scot McCloughan.
“Daniels [is] a football player,” McCloughan said this week. “Not pretty. Not going to run the fastest 40, but really tough. He has [special] teams value and brings the kind of culture I want to keep bringing in, especially late in the draft. He brings in a competitiveness and a toughness that he isn’t going to back down from anybody. You’re going to have to beat him out to get him out of here, and that’s what I want.”