Top tight ends in Ravens history
Ben Coates, Dallas Clark and recently-signed Owen Daniels rank among the best tight ends of their eras. But, barring a comeback season from Daniels in 2014, they won't rank among the tops at the position in Ravens history.
The Ravens have a history of signing capable veteran tight ends in the twilight of their careers, and the results have been mixed. With Thursday's signing of Daniels, they're hoping for the best result yet.
While the Ravens have employed some of the best in history, they haven't found depth among their tight ends over the years. That's why, with a standout season, Daniels could eventually crack the franchise's top-5 at the position. In this week's Five for Friday, Sean Welsh looks at how the position stacks up after the 2013 season:
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5. Ed Dickson( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / April 4, 2014 )
The inconsistent performer sneaks onto the list over the likes of Eric Green, Terry Jones and others who played reserve roles in Baltimore. Dickson, in four seasons, has seven touchdown receptions--tied for fourth among Ravens at the position. Through 2013, he had 1,178 yards on 111 catches in 60 games -- nearly twice the appearances of another player on the list. Dickson's place on the list may illustrate how valuable those ranked above him truly were for the franchise.