Ravens' Daniels misses practice, legs still need rest

Ravens' Daniels misses practice, legs still need rest
August 18, 2014, 6:00 pm
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Tight end Owen Daniels is not suffering from any significant injuries, according to coach John Harbaugh. However, Daniels missed his third consecutive practice Monday, and he did he play Saturday against the Cowboys. Harbaugh said the 31-year-old Daniels had sore legs that needed a break 

“When you’ve got legs, and you’ve got hamstrings and groins and stuff like that – wear and tear,” Harbaugh said. “Just a little fatigue. You get a little swelling in there. You got to take some time to get the legs back. We really felt like he needed to get his legs back, especially as an older guy. We wanted to give him this time to do that.

“I’m counting on him being there this week. That’s what I’ve been told, there’s no kind of injury in there. Just a fatigue factor and he needs time.”

Dennis Pitta is the Ravens’ No. 1 tight end, but offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak likes using two-tight-end sets. Daniels played for Kubiak in Houston and has far more experience than rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore. It has been thought that Daniels would play a regular role in the offense. However, before Daniels can make an impact, he must get back on the field. If he does not recover in time to face the Redskins on Saturday night, Daniels might not see game action until Week 1 against the Bengals.

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