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Friday, March 5, 2010
Report: Skins, Daniels agree to new deal

By Matt Mosley

The Washington Redskins and defensive end Phillip Daniels have agreed to a two-year contract extension, according to the Post. The 14-year NFL veteran became an unrestricted free agent this morning, but he made it clear he wanted to remain with the Redskins.

"I had a good birthday," Daniels, who turned 37 on Thursday, told the Post. "They gave me a gift and I gave them a gift to come back to them, so it was good all the way around for everybody."

Daniels received a signing bonus of $250,000 and he'll make $912,000 in 2010 and $1 million in 2011. Coach Mike Shanahan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett were impressed that Daniels played through a painful arm injury last season and they're convinced he can be effective as a 3-4 defensive end. It was Daniels' knee injury in 2008 that caused the Redskins to trade for Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor.

So yes, it looks like Bruce Allen and Shanahan won't purge the entire roster. I was starting to wonder Thursday afternoon.