CINCINNATI — Mike Daniels was all smiles during his first news conference as a member of the Bengals. He was upbeat and energetic for the entire 21-minute Zoom meeting with reporters. 

“I feel refreshed, I feel so happy, I’m just so thankful, almost overwhelmed really for this opportunity,” Daniels said. “Just the amount of love that I’ve been given by the coaches. Geno (Atkins) actually reached out to me and said, ‘I really look forward to us potentially playing next to each other.’ So, I really, really, had some good meetings with coach (Nick) Eason over Zoom learning, looking through everything. I was just really looking forward to this opportunity.”

Daniels is a former Pro Bowler that has dealt with injuries in each of the past two seasons. He’s missed 13 games over the past two years with injuries. He appeared in just nine games for Detroit in 2019.


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