The Green Bay Packers brought in former Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels for a workout yesterday, but it’s unclear if they are still interested in him after they re-signed tight end Andrew Quarless to a two-year deal today. They could simply keep Quarless as Jermichael Finley’s replacement or sign the reliable Daniels if they don’t trust Quarless to start at TE. We’ll have to wait and see if Ted Thompson still has Daniels on his wish list, but we know that the Washington Redskins are eyeing Daniels as part of a twin-TE set for new head coach Jay Gruden.
Per a source close to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein, Daniels’s next visit will be with the Redskins, and he also reports that it is “unclear” if the Packers still have interest in the 31-year-old.
Jordan Reed was a revelation as a rookie last season for the Redskins, and the versatile pass-catching tight end showed off some incredible talent last year as the team’s second-best target behind star receiver Pierre Garcon. A TE combo of Reed and Daniels would be absolutely nasty, and the Redskins have the cap space to go after the solid TE. Daniels’s hands and reputation as a safety valve would mesh well with the playmaking Reed, who should have a monster season in 2014.