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Why is Chase Daniel in New Orleans?

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

I wasn't sure whether the Redskins would be able to sneak quarterback Chase Daniel onto their practice squad, but I thought it was a good bet because of his stature (6-0 in cleats). But the Saints swooped in and signed him to their practice squad. I'd like to know more about how this thing went down. If the Saints had offered Daniel a spot on the 53-man roster, it would've been easy to understand. But that's not what happened.

Jim Zorn seemed to really like Daniel and he invested a lot of time teaching him the Redskins' offense. Now, the Redskins have signed the much taller Andre' Woodson, who was released by the Giants on Saturday. I know we're only talking about the practice squad, but I think Daniel has more upside than Woodson. Every time Woodson gets in a preseason game, he sort of loses his head and fires a bunch of incompletions. Even though he's a year behind Woodson in terms of NFL development, Daniel seemed like he had more poise in the pocket.

It's been interesting to watch the NFC East teams swap training camp bodies. Defensive tackle Antonio Dixon went to camp with the Redskins, but now he's with the Eagles. And now Woodson goes from the Giants to the Skins. Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger has an interesting Tweet on Woodson.