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B.J. Daniels promoted to Seahawks active roster, pine away 49ers fans

An old 49ers preseason favorite has been promoted to the Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster. B.J. Daniels could get some opportunities this Sunday in the NFC Championship Game.

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This really has nothing to do with the San Francisco 49ers anymore, but given the history, I figured it was worth a mention. The Seattle Seahawks have promoted quarterback B.J. Daniels off their practice squad for this week's NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

For those who don't recall, the 49ers drafted Daniels in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He was a quick fan favorite following a great run series of preseason performances. The 49ers kept him on the 53-man roster coming out of training camp, but eventually waived him. The team used his spot and that of Owen Marecic to sign Jermaine Cunningham and John Skelton. A week later they replaced Skelton with McLeod Bethel-Thompson. That all worked out well.

The Seahawks claimed Daniels, and while they have made a couple transactions with him, he has remained in the Pacific Northwest. His career could be branching out a bit with this promotion, as he is replacing Paul Richardson (torn ACL) on the 53-man roster. Daniels has been getting work as a wide receiver in practice, and according to Seahawks blogger Davis Hsu, he is expected to fill several positions. He will get some return work, and also could get some time at wide receiver and running back.

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