The Seattle Seahawks waived B.J. Daniels on Saturday to make room for All Pro left tackle Russell Okung.
B.J. Daniels was a seventh-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers out of South Florida. He earned a spot on San Francisco’s 53-man roster in the preseason, but was waived on October 1st when the 49ers claimed John Skelton.
The backup quarterback carousel continued to turn for the Niners when a week later they dropped Skelton and claimed McLeod Bethel-Thompson from the Minnesota Vikings.
Coincidentally, Okung injured his toe during the Seahawks week two victory over San Francisco.
As of now, the 49ers backup quarterback is Colt McCoy. San Francisco released Scott Tolzien and Seneca Wallace, who both have filled in for the injured Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers.
The 49ers have three quarterbacks on their roster, but I’d still put it at 50-50 that they bring Daniels back. He really didn’t do anything to warrant a release in the first place – but claiming him would require yet another player put on waivers, or carrying a 4th QB.