What is better than a good waiver-wire wrestling match between sworn enemies?
The Seattle Seahawks dealt the latest blow, claiming B.J. Daniels off waivers from NFC West rival San Francisco.
Seattle returned the waiver-wire favor to the San Francisco 49ers, who rankled the Seahawks' brass in September, claiming fourth-round pick Chris Harper. The Seahawks made the move with the expectation he'd clear waivers and re-sign to the team's practice squad.
Daniels, a seventh-round pick who played at South Florida in a spread-option system, gives Seattle a third quarterback behind Russell Wilson and Tarvaris Jackson.
The 49ers let Daniels go to sign John Skelton to their 53-man roster on Wednesday. Coach Jim Harbaugh said "we have a plan for him" in referencing Daniels. The team hoped to bring him back to the practice squad this week.
But Daniels didn't clear waivers and with him to Seattle he brings detailed trade secrets about the 49ers' offense -- personnel groups, play-calling tendencies, strengths and liabilities of the team as a whole -- that can be used to the Seahawks' advantage for their twice-a-year meetings in the regular season.
The Seahawks released linebacker John Lotulelei to clear a roster spot for Daniels.