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Owen Daniels | Tight End

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/9/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 245
College: Wisconsin
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Speaking Monday, coach John Harbaugh said TE Owen Daniels remains part of the Ravens' plans.
Coming back from a broken leg, Daniels missed two weeks with "leg soreness," and looked sluggish before going down. His relationship with OC Gary Kubiak is a big factor working in favor of his roster odds, however. Daniels is well off the fantasy radar, and not a threat to Dennis Pitta's TE1 status. Aug 25 - 5:11 PM

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Owen Daniels (leg soreness) has resumed practicing.

Daniels was sidelined nearly two weeks with nondescript "soreness," missing two preseason games. He's shaping up as little threat to Dennis Pitta's target totals. There's a chance he's left off the 53-man roster.
Aug 25 - 2:04 PM

Ravens TE Owen Daniels remains sidelined indefinitely with "leg soreness."

Daniels has now been sidelined a week, and will miss Saturday's regular-season dress rehearsal. The Ravens initially insisted Daniels was just "resting," but there's something else at play. ESPN's Jamison Hensley reported earlier this month that Daniels had "no burst getting off the line," and was having trouble "getting separation in training camp." It's quite possible Daniels isn't over the broken leg that wrecked his 2013. He's no threat to Dennis Pitta's target totals.
Aug 21 - 1:35 PM

According to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley, TE Owen Daniels "has no burst getting off the line" and has had "trouble getting separation in training camp.

It's not particularly surprising for Daniels, who is going on age 32 and has been in steady decline the past few seasons. Daniels fractured his tibial plateau last Week 5, which can be a very difficult injury for athletes. The Ravens may have to use more three-receiver sets this year if Daniels isn't good enough to book end Dennis Pitta. They could also turn to third-round pick Crockett Gillmore.
Aug 3 - 5:37 PM

Owen Daniels visited the Patriots before signing with the Ravens.

We knew Daniels visited the Packers and Redskins before signing with Baltimore, but word of a New England jaunt never leaked. The Pats have a rehabbing Rob Gronkowski (knee) at tight end, but a vacancy at the "move" spot Aaron Hernandez used to play. The Pats could address tight end in the draft.
Source: ESPN Boston
Apr 7 - 4:49 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team has "big plans" for new tight end Owen Daniels.

"Just couldn’t be more happy, more excited," said Harbaugh. "I guarantee his role will be plenty big." Daniels has become injury prone as of late, but he is a solid receiving tight end who was on pace for a 77-807-10 line last season before fracturing his tibial plateau in Week 5. With Daniels on board, the Ravens are likely to make heavy use of "12 personnel" to create mismatches for Daniels and Dennis Pitta.
Apr 5 - 12:07 PM

Owen Daniels' one-year contract with Baltimore includes zero guaranteed money, and has a base value of just $1 million.

The max value is $2 million, with the other $1 million available via incentives. It's another savvy signing by Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome. Daniels is 31 and has become increasingly injury prone in recent seasons, but made a Pro Bowl as recently as 2012, and in 2013 was on pace for a 77-807-10 stat line before fracturing his tibial plateau in Week 5. Daniels' addition will allow the Ravens to make heavy use of "12 personnel," creating mismatches alongside Dennis Pitta.
Apr 4 - 2:12 PM

Ravens agreed to terms with TE Owen Daniels, formerly of the Texans, on a one-year contract.

Daniels is reuniting with Ravens OC Gary Kubiak, who was his head coach his entire Texans career. Going on 32, Daniels has been in slow decline, but should be an excellent complement to Dennis Pitta in the middle of the field. Kubiak loves two-tight end sets, and Daniels has caught at least 54 passes in each of his past five healthy seasons. A broken leg limited him to just five games and 24 grabs in 2013, but he's now 100 percent. Daniels' days as a fantasy TE1 are long gone, but he'll be a reliable pair of hands for a team that lacked them last season. In theory, Daniels' history with Kubiak is a concern for Pitta, but Pitta will be an iron-clad No. 1 on the depth chart.
Apr 3 - 5:17 PM

Coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens remain interested in free agent Owen Daniels.

Daniels hasn't seen any action in nearly two weeks. He was released by the Texans before quickly visiting the Ravens, Packers, and Redskins. Baltimore wants to add a tight end to pair with Dennis Pitta. Daniels and Ed Dickson appear to be the frontrunners, while the draft is also an option.
Mar 25 - 9:10 AM

Free agent Owen Daniels will visit the Redskins.

Daniels was in Green Bay visiting the Packers on Wednesday, but Green Bay re-signed Andrew Quarless on Thursday. Daniels could be a reliable middle-of-the-field target for Robert Griffin III, allowing Jordan Reed to stretch the seams.
Mar 13 - 2:25 PM

Free agent Owen Daniels is visiting the Packers.

With Jermichael Finley likely moving on in free agency and Andrew Quarless possibly following him, the "depth" is missing from the Packers' tight end depth chart. Now 31, Daniels is in the twilight of his career, but would be a reliable chain mover for Aaron Rodgers if he could stay healthy. Daniels missed 11 games with a broken leg last season.
Mar 12 - 1:26 PM

NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala reports the Ravens have internally discussed free agent Owen Daniels.

New Ravens OC Gary Kubiak "loves" Daniels and is big on two-tight end sets. Ed Dickson is a free agent in Baltimore and won't be back. Pairing Daniels with Dennis Pitta and giving Joe Flacco two reliable middle-of-the-field targets wouldn't be a bad idea. Daniels broke his leg last season but is 100 percent.
Mar 11 - 3:28 PM

Texans released TE Owen Daniels.

Daniels, 31, was set to count $6.25 million against the cap. With the Texans having just $10 million in space, clearing Daniels' $4.5 million in savings was a necessity. Second-year TE Ryan Griffin is now being set up to take over No. 1 duties in Houston. He's a breakout candidate after showing well down the stretch in 2013. Daniels has battled injuries the past couple years, including a broken leg that cost him 11 games last season. The Ravens (with old friend Gary Kubiak) and the tight-end needy Giants are candidates to show interest in "O.D."
Mar 11 - 11:48 AM

Owen Daniels is open to restructuring his contract to remain with the Texans.

Don't mistake that for being willing to take a pay cut. Daniels, 31, is scheduled to count $6.25 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, and the Texans, who are $9.2 million under the cap, could clear $4.5 million by cutting him.
Mar 11 - 8:57 AM

Owen Daniels (leg) said he's 100 percent healthy.

Daniels fractured his tibial plateau in Week 5 and completed his rehab in mid-January. "It's like it never happened," Daniels said. "I feel good in that respect. I'm looking forward to coming in fresh and healthy." Daniels will be all systems go for OTAs. It's unclear if he'll be back in Houston. Ryan Griffin's role should increase with the Texans either way. Daniels will turn 32 this season.
Mar 10 - 6:16 PM

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