Among some of the shocking news of the day thus far, another move has taken some by surprise in the Indianapolis Colts’ fan base. Reportedly the Colts are trading second-year tight end Darrell Daniels to the Seattle Seahawks in return for receiver Marcus Johnson.
Per source, Colts sent TE Darrell Daniels to Seattle for WR Marcus Johnson.— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) September 1, 2018
Johnson was in Philadelphia last season with coach Frank Reich, and is a second-year undrafted talent as is Daniels. Johnson played in 10 games for the Eagles last season, was targeted 8 times, recording 5 receptions. Johnson was reportedly playing well for the Seahawks throughout the preseason, but ran into a crowded position.
The same can be said for Daniels who likely would have been cut, but this is somewhat of a head-scratcher due to Ross Travis’ knee injury suffered in the final preseason game in Cincinnati Thursday night.
Daniels played in 12 games for the Colts last year, was targeted 13 times and recorded 3 receptions for 26 yards. The Colts have yet to officially release their initial 53-man roster, so there could be more interesting things coming our way today.