The Green Bay Packers released Pro Bowl defensive tackle Mike Daniels on Wednesday, July 24, a day before the first training camp practice.
Coach Matt LaFleur said general manager Brian Gutekunst would speak about the release later Wednesday.
"He's meant a lot to this community, a lot to this football team. I still think he's a really good player," LaFleur told reporters.
Daniels was due to make $8.5 million, including bonuses, in the final season of his four-year, $41 million contract extension signed in December 2015. He is expected to receive his $400,000 workout bonus, the report indicated.
On Tuesday, July 23, the Packers signed defensive lineman Dean Lowry to a three-year, $20.325 million extension.
Daniels, 30, was a fourth-round selection in 2012 out of Iowa and made the Pro Bowl in 2017. He started in every game he appeared in from 2014-17, playing in all 16 regular-season games for the first three years of that run.
He had 29 sacks in 102 games for the Packers, including a career-best 6.5 during the 2013 season when he started in just one of the 16 games he played.
The Packers also agreed on a contract extension with defensive end Dean Lowry, the team announced Tuesday.
The NFL Network reported Lowry's deal is worth $20.325 million over three years.
The 25-year-old Lowry is slated to make $2.025 this season in the final year of his rookie contract.
After Green Bay drafted the former Northwestern product in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Lowry worked himself into a steady role on the defensive line, playing all but one game since entering the league.
Last season Lowry posted a career-high 44 tackles, three sacks and three passes defensed in 16 games (eight starts). In three seasons, Lowry owns 84 tackles and seven sacks in 47 games (19 starts).
This offseason the Packers also added former Ravens D-lineman Za'Darius Smith via free agency to a defense that recorded 44 sacks last season, ranking tied for eighth-best in the NFL.