Owen Daniels' release creates interesting opportunity for Ravens
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Mar 11, 2014 | 2:34 PM
The Houston Texans surprisingly cut veteran tight end Owen Daniels today, a transaction resulting largely because of his scheduled $6.25 million salary-cap figure and $4.5 million base salary for this year.
The development creates a potential opportunity for the Ravens given the two-time Pro Bowl selection's pass-catching skills and his connections to their coaching staff.
Daniels played for Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, tight ends coach Brian Pariani and quarterbacks coach Rick Dennison while they were with the Texans prior to Kubiak and his coaching staff being dismissed last season.
Sources say the Ravens will definitely evaluate the merits of potentially having Daniels work in tandem with tight end Dennis Pitta, who recently signed a five-year, $32 million contract to remain with the Ravens.
Daniels is also expected to draw interest from several NFL teams, so his options aren't limited to the Ravens. The Ravens could also could not sign a veteran tight end and draft one and take advantage of a talent-rich draft for that position.