Ravens Sign Pro Bowl Tight End Owen Daniels




The Ravens have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, pending a physical, with tight end Owen Daniels.

He will likely come to Baltimore for his physical Friday. The financial terms of the contract have not been reported.

Daniels, 31, has spent his entire eight-year career with new Ravens Offensive Coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston and the two will now reunite.

Daniels is a two-time Pro Bowler (2008 and 2012) and a refined pass catcher. He caught 70 passes for 862 yards and two touchdowns in 2008 and 62 passes for 716 yards and six scores in 2012.

He is adept at finding openings within coverage and making tough catches.

He’ll also help other tight ends transition to Kubiak’s offensive system. Daniels will also reunite with Tight Ends Coach Brian Pariani, who came to Baltimore with Kubiak from Houston.

In Texans franchise history, Daniels ranks second in career receptions (385), receiving yards (4,617) and receiving touchdowns (29). He has seen action in more than 100 games with 96 starts.

Daniels joins fellow tight end Dennis Pitta to create a formidable pass-catching duo. Kubiak is known for using his tight ends extensively in his aerial attack, and now has the weapons to do so.

The Ravens have now made three additions to the offense, which ranked 29th in the NFL last season. They have added Daniels, wide receiver Steve Smith and center Jeremy Zuttah. They also re-signed left tackle Eugene Monroe and Pitta. More help could come via the draft.

Daniels does come with some injury concerns, however.

The former fourth-round pick was limited to just five games last year due to a leg injury. He was released by the Texans on March 11 with the “failed physical” designation. His pending physical with the Ravens will help the team determine his ability to return in 2014.

Daniels reportedly visited the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins earlier in free agency.


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