Tight end Owen Daniels has inked a one-year deal worth $2.79 million, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The word is that Daniels’ agents, Alan Herman and David Butz, will continue to negotiate on a multiyear contract they hope will make him one of the NFL’s highest-paid players at his position.
Daniels is a huge part of the Texans success on offense. The third-year restricted free agent caught a career-high 70 passes for 862 yards last season. He’s been upset about the recent issues with signing, and last week skipped the final week of OTA’s because he was not happy that a new deal had not been worked out.
Those familiar with the negotiations said the Texans made a new offer last week that would rank Daniels second among the NFL’s highest-paid tight ends. Figures were not available.