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TE Owen Daniels - Baltimore Ravens

6-3, 250Born: 11-9-1982College: WisconsinDrafted: Round 4

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Daniels had a procedure on his knee and will miss Week 8 at a minimum, although head coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't expect Daniels to miss much time.

He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): He's not making highlight plays, but Daniels is steady in an offense that focuses on the tight end in the passing game. He is settling in as a solid low-end TE1 option as the Kubiak Ravens offense continues to flourish.

General News (Fri Oct 24): is out for this weekend's game. Daniels underwent a cleanup procedure on his knee and will not play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't expect Daniels to miss much time, but Daniels will reportedly miss 2-4 weeks.

General News (Thu Oct 23): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 22): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Oct 21): was targeted by Joe Flacco nine times Sunday, Oct. 19, and caught six balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Daniels is second on the team with 27 catches, 275 yards and three touchdowns. "He makes catches in traffic," Flacco said. "He obviously has held onto the ball a lot of times while getting hit by two guys, even one in the end zone. So, yes, I have a lot of confidence throwing to him."

Week 8: at Cincinnati Bengals

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Joe Flacco and company came down for the five TD high of Week 6 to a more sedate 16/25 for 258 net yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions thrown vs. Atlanta, with one sack taken for -10 yards. Torrey Smith was 1/2 a yard from having two TD receptions last weekend (he finished with five targets for 3/81/1), while Steve Smith saw part-time duty and finished with five targets for 5 targets for 3/67/0 receiving on the day. Owen Daniels has a constant presence vs. Atlanta with nine targets for 6/58/1 - he seems to be in a comfort zone with Flacco right now. It's all good for the Ravens' offense heading into Week 8. The Bengals' defense has been shattered over the past two weeks - their linebacking corps is banged up (see BAL's rushing matchup) and starting CB Leon Hall suffered a back injury that pushed him out of the game last weekend. Andrew Luck (27/42 for 335 net yards, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown) and Cam Newton (29/46 for 284 net yards, two TDs and one interception) have both enjoyed excellent outings against the Bengals over the past two weeks. Flacco and company have another great matchup to work with this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
4 vs CAR 4 43 0 0
5 at IND 5 70 0 0
6 at TB 2 34 0 0
7 vs ATL 6 58 1 0
8 at CIN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * *
8 at CIN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * *
8 at CIN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs IND (7 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels was the Ravens most consistent offensive player against the Colts. He won his 1 on 1 matchups and made every catch he was asked to. His first was an in route that was covered initially but he did well to keep working and find open space. Daniels made a key catch on 4th down, getting behind his man up the seam. Daniels is key in attacking the middle of the field for the Ravens against pressure or in exploiting linebackers in coverage.

2014 Week 6 vs TB (3 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

Owen Daniels had an end zone target bounce off his hands as he came open against zone coverage. Daniels caught his first pass on 2nd and long running a corner route. Daniels easily outran his man and caught the pass perfectly in stride up the sideline for 30 yards.

2014 Week 7 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 58 / 1 rec)

Owen Daniels was an important weapon for the Ravens against the Falcons. Daniels' first reception was a tight end screen that was quickly sniffed out by Atlanta. Daniels second target he settled down right on the goal line and Flacco gunned a pass into a tight window for a touchdown. Daniels' most impressive play of the game was a seam route on 1st and 20 where he picked up 19. Daniels added 2 more nice catches on a scoring drive. The first a quick slant for 12 yards and the second a quick out for 9 more yards.

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Latest News

Ravens | Owen Daniels won't play in Week 8 (Fri Oct 24, 01:16 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) underwent a cleanup procedure on his knee and will not play in Week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach John Harbaugh said he doesn't expect Daniels to miss much time.

Our View: Rookie Crockett Gilmore will get more run with the ones in this game, but look for Torrey and Steve Smith, along with Justin Forsett as potential recipients of extra targets this week.
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Ravens | Owen Daniels not practicing (Thu Oct 23, 01:32 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) is not participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.

Our View: We think this is just a day off but it's a bit of a concern. Daniels could have a TE1 kind of day, but if he doesn't practice tomorrow we'll have to throttle back our expectations.
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Ravens | Owen Daniels sits out Wednesday (Wed Oct 22, 04:25 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Our View: Daniels had a strong game in Week 7, but make sure to check back on Friday to see if he is out there practicing.
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Ravens | Owen Daniels meshing with QB (Mon Oct 20, 08:44 AM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels was targeted by QB Joe Flacco nine times Sunday, Oct. 19, and caught six balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in Week 7. Daniels is second on the team with 27 catches, 275 yards and three touchdowns. 'He makes catches in traffic,' Flacco said. 'He obviously has held onto the ball a lot of times while getting hit by two guys, even one in the end zone. So, yes, I have a lot of confidence throwing to him.'

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Ravens | Owen Daniels expected to play (Fri Oct 17, 02:24 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.

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Schedule

8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns