Former Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels is now a free agent after spending one frustrating season with the Detroit Lions.

The Packers released Daniels, now 31, before the start of training camp last year to clear up some cap space. Daniels played in only nine games for the Lions last season, making just 10 tackles and recording one sack and two tackles for loss. The Lions released him after the season ended to improve their salary cap situation.

Daniels recently appeared on ESPN radio’s “Wilde and Tausch” and indicated he was certainly interested in returning to Green Bay if the Packers would have him back.

“I am very excited at the possibility of the opportunity to come back, if that was a thing,” Daniels said.

Here are five reasons why signing Daniels to compete for a job in training camp would make sense for the Packers:

1. The Packers Have a Need at the Position