Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) tries to break free from a tackle by San Diego Chargers defensive back Shareece Wright (29) during fourth quarter action at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY

Owen Daniels visiting Green Bay Packers


Ever since the Houston Texans decided to cut ties with veteran tight end Owen Daniels, the Green Bay Packers made sense as a potential landing spot for the Wisconsin Badgers product. Not only did Daniels go to school in the state, but he would also be a reliable pass-catcher for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers and an adequate replacement for Jermichael Finley, who is a free agent coming off of a season-ending injury.

Well the Packers interest in Daniels is real, as an “NFL source” tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein that the Packers are hosting the tight end. The date of this visit isn’t clear, but it’s clear to me that the Packers have significant interest in a player who would make a whole lot of sense as a free agent signing, especially with No. 3 wide receiver James Jones expected to sign elsewhere this offseason.

Daniels played in just five games last season, but the 31-year-old was a solid receiver throughout his time with the Texans organization and caught over 60 passes in a season on three occasions. Signing him would likely end the Finley era in Green Bay, but it would give Rodgers a solid safety valve in the middle of the field; Daniels has very reliable hands.


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