Rookie quarterback B.J. Daniels was released by the 49ers who had plans to add him to their practice squad once he cleared waivers. The Seahawks had other plans and quickly claimed the 49ers 7th-round pick in this last years draft.
“We have a plan for him,” Harbaugh said of Daniels before Seattle’s claim.
Although I doubt a team would waste a valuable spot on the 53-man roster just for payback, that may be exactly what this is. The 49ers claimed wide receiver Chris Harper off of waivers earlier this year when the Seahawks had made it known they wanted to add him to their practice squad. Harper was a 4th-round selection for the Seahawks.
The 49ers have Colin Kaepernick and added John Skelton who started for the Arizona Cardinals last season. Jim Harbaugh preferred to have the veteran backup QB and not a project rookie. Might have something to do with the 49ers being 2-2 and two games behind the Seahawks in the standings.
One alarming thing about B.J. Daniels is that he is way too short to be a successful quarterback in the NFL. Daniels stands only 5 feet eleven inches. I can’t possibly think of any other QB in the entire league that has been successful at that height. Can you?
To make room on the 53-man roster the Seahawks released rookie linebacker John Lotulelei.