Ravens tight end Owen Daniels repeatedly found seams inside the Pittsburgh Steelers' secondary for catches Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Daniels displayed few, if any, effects from the arthroscopic knee surgery he underwent 10 days before the Ravens' 43-23 loss. He finished the game with six catches for 53 yards on nine targets, playing 53 of the Ravens' 71 offensive snaps after being sidelined for the Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"Yeah, I felt really good," said Daniels, who praised team doctor Leigh Ann Curl. "I had no issues at all. That's kind of crazy, honestly."
Daniels wasn't the only veteran player who made a strong return from a surgical procedure.
Starting defensive end Chris Canty, who missed the previous four games after having wrist surgery to remove a staph infection, played 30 snaps Sunday and had four tackles and a half-sack.
"For Owen to pop in there like that and play the way he did was encouraging," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's a tough guy, and Chris did the same thing. He wasn't in the great shape.
"He couldn't do anything until this week, and he played 30-plus snaps, and he was fine. He played really well. That's a big plus for us."