Ravens add Owen Daniels

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Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Owen Daniels will try to reinvigorate his career in Baltimore.

Daniels agreed to terms with the Ravens today, Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network first reported and the Ravens have announced.

In Baltimore, Daniels will reunite with Gary Kubiak, the new Ravens offensive coordinator who was Daniels’s head coach in Houston. Kubiak likes using two tight ends, and Daniels will pair with Dennis Pitta in the Ravens’ offense.

The 31-year-old Daniels suffered a broken fibula and was limited to just five games last season. But at his best he’s been one of the best tight ends in the NFL, and in 2012, when he was healthy enough to play 15 games, he caught 62 passes for 716 yards and six touchdowns.

57 responses to “Ravens add Owen Daniels

  1. Yes!! FINALLY!! What a great duo!! He may have not always been healthy in Houston, but now he doesn’t have to take on the workload of a number 1 TE anymore, so we should be good!!

  2. He was pretty awesome before the injuries. I don’t expect the Owen Daniels from a few years ago, but he’s definitely an upgrade over Ed Dickson.

  3. So the ravens picked up receivers so they could run 2 TE sets?

    This is just further proof that insisting the issue was anything BUT flacco is going to waste all the talent they do have.

    At least the running game should pick up. Too bad that rarely wins you games these days with these rules.

  4. Let’s go Ravens I like the idea of running a two TE offence he has way better hands than Dickson so it can’t hurt let’s just hope he doesn’t get hurt!

  5. If this was a few years ago it would be a great signing. He is older and has had very serious season ending injuries 3 of the past 5 years. For a 1 year “show me -stay healthy” it isn’t a bad move because Ebron will be off the board long before the Ravens pick.

  6. An upgrade on Pitta.
    Seriously, 120 million to a guy who throws more interceptions than touchdowns, and a Tight End who’s career stats are mediocre ( Pitta ).

  7. A 31 yr old…..Old and slower by the signing. Great job OZZIE. Show the other GM’s how it is done LOLOLOLOL

  8. Another guy that can’t go up and get those punts that sorry a$$ over rated and way way way over paid JUMP BALL JOE puts up!

  9. ravensdominate says:Apr 3, 2014 6:30 PM

    Steelers, when was the last time you won a Super Bowl???? Yea goodnight.

    Seriously, You could count with 1 hand how many rings you guys got? 2…pff, yea continue to be proud of that?

    Try 6 fingers with the Leagues best “lord of the rings” Yes we could always bring that up…Loser

  10. TE is a position that seems to be harder and harder to stay healthy. Tony Gonzalez had an amazing career with so few issues. lately, guys just get too many concussions and retire by 30, or get their legs torn up. Gronk can’t stay on the field. J.Finley with the head stuff, you see it everywhere. KC had 3 TE’s and lost all of them last year. 3rd round pick Kelce, Moeaki, and Fasano(most of year). that is ridiculous.

  11. The goal is championships, not stats.

    Solid veteran cheap low maintenance backup TE that won’t win fantasy but will help you win REAL LIFE FOOTBALL GAMES.

    Excellent signing.

  12. Six titles since 1933. Ravens 2 titles since 1996. Steelers fans y’all should have 6 one of the first teams to enter the league.

  13. “thanks to ozzie, mediocre qb’s will demand 100m deals. same with average te’s making 30m”

    Don’t blame the Ozzie for the lousy contracts Ben and Miller got.

  14. You know that the proud and accomplished Steelers of the past are gone by how their fans spend their time denigrating the Ravens. A few years ago the Ravens “weren’t rivals” because they did not win enough and now these same Steeler fans lurk the blogs to make juvenile remarks about anything posted about the Ravens. Do they do this for the Bengals too? They should. What a shame. A sad hulk of a once mighty football club and whiny little creeps squeaking at everyone else.

  15. ravensdominate says:
    Apr 3, 2014 6:30 PM
    Steelers, when was the last time you won a Super Bowl???? Yea goodnight.
    __________________________________

    5 years ago. I guess your internet was down.

    This signing seals the deal I guess? Its a good pick up but the market was hardly getting wet over him at this stage in his career.

    Booooom!!!

  16. When is Flacco going make a wr some $$$? Pitta? With his paltry numbers. Ozzie overpaid and acknowledges that Flacco needs a security blanket, like Linus.

  17. I read an article yesterday quoting an unnamed AFC GM as saying Ebron is way overrated, and that the TE class is horrible. By this signing, I wonder if said GM wasn’t Ozzie. My Ravens draft fantasy: Houston drafts Clowney and trades back into first round for Raven’s #17 and drafts a qb. Per the draft trade value chart, Ravens would get Houston’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th round pics. Two 2’s, three 3’s and three 4’s sounds pretty awesome to me.

  18. I live for Ravens-hate! No one likes the new kid on the block stealing all the chicks and no one likes the expansion team infringing on the Lombardi love!

    Joe Flacco multiple conference championships, took the Ravens to 5-6? Straight playoff appearances, a Superbowl MVP, greatest post season in NFL history, more road playoff wins then any active player, and never missed a game!

    I could care less about stats, Ravens fans count WINS and LOSSES! You have your Peyton Failing and your Rapelisberger on a roll! We ain’t jealous!!! Joe will keep throwing picks, he’s a gunslinger, a modern day Farve! A gamer! A beast with a cannon that ain’t afraid to whip it! You call those BOMBS punts??? My man has a CANNON, are you guys blind???

    Owen Daniels-thanks for being a backup and humbling yourself to play for the best. You will provide insurance and allow the Ravens to run Kubiaks offense to a tee. He will help the team acclimate to the new offense seamlessly. Ravens brilliant move, this guy will shine at times next year and a huge veteran presence.

    People questioning his age? The guy has a 1 year deal. He can be cut if it dont work out and I guarantee the Ravens are drafting a TE to develop this year under Daniels 1 year deal, because that’s how Ozzie does. You bring in a vet for short term mentoring of a rookie. They dont want to put that on Pitta who needs to focus on becoming one of the best TE’S in the game.

  19. @ravenmadnky

    It’s safe to say there’s like a negative 10% chance of that happening. Given how thin the roster is (thanks Rick Smith, also thanks for throwing the coaching staff under the bus to save your job and hide your incompetence), if anything they’ll be trading down.

  20. Everyone wants to copy the popular New England patriot 2 TE set with gronk and Hernandez but your tightens will get injured see gronk Daniels is injury prone aswell the tight end won’t survive especially now u can’t hit high another torn acl

  21. Will help with teaching Kubiaks offense. Solid blocker. However is also one of Kubiaks cronies. Kubiak protects his favorites and will play and target him more than he deserves. Pitta > Owens. While the run game will improve ravens fans should know Kubiak is very very stubborn. Doesn’t develop or adapt. Good luck with him Ravens fans. Us Houston fans have always respected your organization.

  22. So you follow up the signing of a 34 year old WR with a 31 year old TE? Where is the 40 year old backup QB? Maybe Kurt Warner can come out of retirement. Delusions of grandeur.

  23. Last year Owen Daniels played 5 games. Ed Dickson played 16. They had close to the same receptions and total yards but Daniels had two more TDs. THAT is why this was done. I like it.

  24. “Old slow and hurt. Dallas Clark > Owens”

    Probably why Terrell is no longer in the league.

  25. I dont see how people could be bummed about this move. Bringing in a savvy vet who is a proven pass catcher, unlike ed dickson who is just awful. With his injury concerns, I am sure ozzie will be getting mr. daniels services on what we football people call “THE CHEAP”. Its a great move by the OZ and Koobs is gonna have a great time coaching this offense. The Oline is already two times better with Zuttah and KO on the line. We will most definitely be drafting a Right Tackle, probably in the 2nd round. I expect lots of line value in the later rounds.

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