BY SPNW Staff 12:35PM 12/21/2015

Texans claim Daniels off Seahawks’ practice unit

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that the QB-shy Texans have claimed B.J. Daniels off the practice squad and placed him on their 53-man roster. The Seahawks have valued Daniels for his versatility after converting him from quarterback to receiver this season.

“We’re disappointed,” Carroll said Monday. “But we’re happy he’s going to get a chance at quarterback.”

Daniels has been a part of the Seahawks for three years, mostly as a third-string QB.  The Seahawks have waived and re-signed him three times this season to the practice squad, always a risk because any team can claim a practice-squad player as long as he is given a spot on the new team’s 53-man roster and stays there for three weeks.

Having already lost to injury Ricardo Lockette and Paul Richardson for the season, the Seahawks have operated with four receivers lately — Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Tyler Lockett and Kevin Smith — one less than typical, preferring to use the roster spot for other positions.

Houston’s QB situation is a mess, with third-stringer T.J. Yates starting Sunday but lost for the season with an ACL tear. Brian Hoyer is in the concussion protocol.

Daniels was on the active roster for 10 games, playing in six and making two catches for 18 yards. He also had a tackle on special teams.

Daniels was a four-year starter at QB at South Florida, where he had more than 8,000 yards passing and 2,000 rushing.



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