Texans Release Owen Daniels


Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) after making a reception during the third quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the Texans 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

According to multiple media outlets the Houston Texans have released tight end Owen Daniels who was in the final year of his contract. Daniels has played all of his career in Houston under former head coach Gary Kubiak. With Kubiak now in Baltimore could Daniels follow suit? It isn’t far-fetched to think that this is a likely reunion. There is a need for tight end going into the 2014 season.

With Ed Dickson’s departure the Ravens will need to add another tight end to provide depth beyond Dennis Pitta. Daniels had limited production last season only playing in five games but might be worth the gamble for the right price. This would also allow the Ravens to use their limited draft picks on other key positions like offensive line, wide receiver and free safety.

We will provide more updates on the free agency situation as news develops.

Another possibility would be Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith as he is expected to be released. Bringing in a veteran wide receiver who can be a serious playmaker is another move that makes sense. This will also keep their options open for their first round pick should Smith be brought in.