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Daniels has high praise for Patricia after joining Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit coach Matt Patricia apparently made quite an impression on his new defensive lineman.

Mike Daniels was at training camp Sunday, a day after the Lions announced that they'd signed him. When asked what made Detroit an attractive destination, the former Green Bay Packer didn't mince words.

''Coach Patricia, flat out,'' Daniels said. ''He's just a genius. He really is. He understands the game of football. He knows what it takes. To be able to play for a coach like that, it means everything.''

Patricia is entering his second season as Detroit's coach, and the first one didn't go very well.