As new Texans head coach Bill O’Brien remakes his team, he’s clearly going to be moving some parts from last year’s 2-14 bunch.
But in a bit of a surprise, one of the first moves was away from a guy who was productive when they were still good.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are releasing tight end Owen Daniels.
The move clears $4.5 million worth of cap room, but Daniels had been willing to restructure. He missed 11 games last year after breaking his tibial plateau, but was coming off a 62-catch, six-touchdown season in 2012.
The 31-year-old Daniels should still draw a good market if he’s well. Considering former Texans coach Gary Kubiak is now with the Ravens, that becomes one of the first potential landing spots.