Daniels was waived along with FB Owen Marecic yesterday after the 49ers signed LB Jermaine Cunningham. The 49ers announced they signed QB John Skelton earlier today.
A seventh-round pick from the 2013 NFL Draft, Daniels showed promise of being an athlete and dual-threat quarterback in the preseason for the 49ers, which included two touchdown passes to Chuck Jacobs.
Seattle had only two quarterbacks on their roster prior to today, including the practice squad. Russell Wilson and backup QB Tavaris Jackson stood alone before Daniels was added.
Jim Harbaugh was hoping Daniels would clear waivers so that he could be added to the team's practice squad, but the Seahawks swooped in and snatched up the rookie. He more felt comfortable with two veteran quarterbacks backing up Colin Kaepernick instead of an inexperienced rookie.