Former Mizzou QB Daniel announces NFL intentions -

Former Mizzou QB Daniel announces NFL intentions

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Former Mizzou quarterback Chase Daniel on Sunday said he would play with the Washington Redskins next season.

Daniel made the announcement around 7:30 p.m. on his site, writing simply: "Washington Redskins it is!"

Several published reports confirmed the post, quoting Daniel and his agent.

The Washington Post reported Daniel, who threw for more than 12,000 yards while at Mizzou, agreed to terms on a two-year deal and will participate in minicamp next weekend.

"I'm excited to play with (Redskins' third-stringer) Colt (Brennan) and learn just as much as he's learned in the past year," Daniel said. "We became pretty good friends during award ceremony circuit, so I'm glad I know somebody," Daniel told the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Daniel led the Tigers to their first two Big 12 North titles and the school's first back-to-back 10-win seasons.

"The Redskins are a great chance for me to go out there and compete!" Daniel wrote on Twitter about two hours after he first announced his plans.

Six other Tigers players were chosen in this weekend's NFL draft, including offensive tackle Colin Brown (Kansas City), wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (Philadelphia), defensive tackle Evander "Ziggy" Hood (Pittsburgh), safety William Moore (Atlanta) and tight end Chase Coffman (Cincinnati).

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