Just after announcing that Brice McCain has been released, it appears as if the Texans decided they weren’t done quite yet.
Texans released Owen Daniels
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 11, 2014
Daniels, 31, spent most of last season on Injured Reserve after fracuturing his leg earlier in the season. Just yesterday Daniels said he was open to restructuring his contract and wanted to stay with the Texans long term. Apparently, the front office had different plans.
A 2006 4th round pick out of Wisconsin, Daniels finishes his stint with the Texans amasssing 385 receptions, 4,617 receiving yards, and 29 touchdowns. With the emergence of Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin when Daniels went down, the Texans decided they can afford to release Daniels. Graham is currently a free agent but both parties would like Graham to remain in Houston. We should hear more on this situation later today.
Cutting Daniels saves the Texans $4.5 million in cap space. Daniels is a two-time pro bowler and should be able to find work quickly.
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