Owen Daniels reaches four-year contract

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.