The Oakland Raiders have decided to add some depth at the defensive tackle position by signing veteran Daniel Muir, and it will be interesting to see how much playing time Muir is able to get with the Raiders. Philadelphia Eagles beat writer and noted NFL Insider Adam Caplan reported the Oakland Raiders move to sign Daniel Muir, and the 30-year-old veteran has presumably signed a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.
Muir is the epitome of what it means to be a journeyman player in this league, as the veteran DT is simply just a depth guy for the Raiders at this point. He even bounced around quite a bit this offseason and was unable to stick with either the Kansas City Chiefs or the Houston Texans. Muir played in three games for the New York Jets last season after being cut by the Green Bay Packers out of camp, and he recorded three tackles in those three games.
The Kent State product has also played for the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams in his career, and he spent the vast majority of his career with the Colts. His best season came in 2009 when he played in all 16 games and put up some really good numbers with 52 tackles as a run-stuffer. With the Oakland Raiders, he will be a body against the run, and the Raiders could definitely use another backup DT. Muir isn’t much, but this is a solid depth move for the Raiders.