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Owen Daniels reaches four-year contract

O. Daniels

Eric Winston got his wish.

The Texans tackle pleaded Monday on PFT Live for the Texans to re-sign his buddy Owen Daniels, and that’s exactly what the Texans did on Thursday.  John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans reached agreement on a new four-year deal with Daniels.

Daniels wasn’t quite the same after returning early from a torn ACL in 2010, but he rallied with 271 receiving yards in the final four games to show he was truly back.   Adam Schefter of ESPN and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora report the deal is for four years and $22 million, which sounds about right for Daniels’ skill set and age.   It’s not quite “elite tight end” money, but just below.

Houston has five tight ends on the roster, but none have produced like Daniels.   Unlike Wade Phillips’ defense, Houston’s offense will return from a potential lockout with enviable continuity and talent in place.

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4 Responses to “Owen Daniels reaches four-year contract”
  1. tcostant says: Mar 3, 2011 1:28 PM

    Quite a bid less than the contract he turned down two years ago that would have made him the second highest TE in the league. He was convinced that he would score an even bigger contract in that off-season but the uncapped year hit and he was restricted. The owner begged him to take the deal and told him to worry about being restricted, but he didn’t listen. Lesson learned.

  2. 23chameleons says: Mar 3, 2011 1:43 PM

    If only he could play Safety … or Cornerback … or Outside Linebacker … or Defensive Tackle …

  3. whitemike55 says: Mar 3, 2011 2:27 PM

    Good Job Rick Smith……

    Now lets draft well – Defense – Defense – Defense!

  4. terrellochouno says: Mar 3, 2011 3:31 PM

    Owen Daniels is what he is: a capable & reliable tight end who’s good at most things & great at nothing. Joel Dreessen showed last year how replaceable a guy like Daniels is. But congrats on the new deal just the same.

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