Owen Daniels TE DEN 6 months ago

Daniels reached an agreement with the Broncos on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

As expected, Daniels will follow Gary Kubiak to Denver, after the duo spent one successful year in Baltimore. The Broncos also re-signed Virgil Green, who will likely focus more on blocking while Daniels serves as the team's primary receiving tight end. While it would be unwise to expect anything close to the numbers Julius Thomas provided, Daniels has a decent chance to improve on the 48-527-4 receiving line he put up in 2014.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 6 months ago

Daniels will visit with the Broncos, the Denver Post reports.

This is one of the least surprising visits of free agency, as the 32-year-old Daniels has spent his entire career playing in Gary Kubiak's offense. With Julius Thomas set to join the Jaguars, Denver has an obvious need at tight end. Daniels is an excellent bet to either join the Broncos or re-sign with the Ravens.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 8 months ago

Daniels had four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-31 playoff loss to the Patriots.

Daniels was targeted a team-high 11 times, though it took a while for Joe Flacco to connect with him, missing on the first four targets. Eventually they got going, and his 11-yard grab at the end of the second quarter was a thing of beauty, snagged between three defenders. Daniels is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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Daniels caught four passes for 70 yards in Saturday's playoff victory over the Steelers.

Daniels finished second on the team in receiving yardage and tied the season-best 70 yards he put up against the Colts in Week 5. His next game will come against a Patriots team that gave up just two tight ends to opposing tight ends over its final seven games of the regular season.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 8 months ago

Daniels caught 1-of-6 targets for seven yards in Sunday's 25-13 loss to the Texans.

Daniels had a disappointing game against his former team as the entire Baltimore offense struggled. While he's still the third or fourth option in the passing game, Daniels has two or fewer catches in five of the last six weeks. He'll look to bounce back in Week 17 against the Browns.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 9 months ago

Daniels caught 4-of-9 targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jaguars.

Daniels found the end zone for the first time since Week 7 while posting his second-best yardage total of the season. He's done a nice job of replacing Dennis Pitta from the Ravens' standpoint, but Daniels' receiving production falls quite a bit short of what could be expected from a healthy Pitta.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 9 months ago

Daniels caught 2-of-2 targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 28-13 loss to the Dolphins.

Daniels has done a nice job of replacing Dennis Pitta from the Ravens' perspective, but the veteran tight end hasn't topped 30 yards in a game since Week 9. He hasn't reached the end zone since Week 8, which is arguably more surprising than the lack of yardage.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 9 months ago

Daniels caught 2-of-3 targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 34-33 loss to the Chargers.

Daniels caught just two passes for a third straight game, and he only has two plays of 20 or more yards all season. He'll typically draw more than Sunday's three targets, but he isn't getting looks downfield or near the end zone.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 9 months ago

Daniels caught 2-of-5 targets for seven yards in Monday's 34-27 win over the Saints.

Daniels continues to garner a decent portion of the targets in a balanced offense, but he's not getting many looks beyond 10 yards, and he offers little in terms of big-play ability. While he should bounce back to some extent in Week 13 against San Diego, the veteran tight end still has a rather limited weekly ceiling.

Owen Daniels TE DEN 10 months ago

Daniels (knee) caught 2-of-4 targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 21-7 win over the Titans.

Joe Flacco only attempted 27 passes, with Steve and Torrey Smith combining for 15 of the targets. The two wideouts and Daniels have actually seen pretty similar target totals since Dennis Pitta (hip) went out for the season, but Daniels is largely catching dump-offs, while the Smiths (especially Torrey) are getting more shots down the field. The Ravens have also had unusually few possessions near the goal line, as the team's propensity for scoring long touchdowns has limited Daniels' opportunities to find the end zone. While that should correct to some extent later this season, Baltimore's offensive strategy does seem to encourage an odd mixture of punts and long touchdowns. Daniels' knee does not seem to be a concern, despite his presence on the injury report. He'll come out of the Week 11 bye with a favorable Week 12 matchup in New Orleans.