Ravens taking time with backup tight end search

Ravens taking time with backup tight end search
March 30, 2014, 10:00 am
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The Ravens are taking their time addressing their need for a second tight end. Owen Daniels remains a possibility. So does re-signing Ed Dickson.

However, finding a backup for Dennis Pitta, or someone to play alongside him in two tight end formations, has not been a top offseason priority for the Ravens. They will only pay a certain amount of money to fill that void. If they do not sign a veteran, the Ravens could draft a tight end, especially if Eric Ebron of North Carolina was still available with the 17th pick.

Both Daniels and Dickson wish there was more demand for their services. Daniels, who played for Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston, has reportedly visited with the Packers and Redskins. However, the Packers have re-signed tight end Andrew Quarless, decreasing Daniels’ chances of heading to Green Bay.

Dickson has reportedly drawn interest from the Jaguars and Jets. But Dickson’s failure to have more impact after Pitta was injured last season has hurt Dickson on the open market. Dickson struggled with drop passes early in the season, and never established himself as one of Joe Flacco’s primary targets.

Could either Daniels or Dickson ultimately sign with the Ravens? Yes. But nobody can say the Ravens are rushing into making a move.