Tight end Owen Daniels said he's healthy enough to play. How much he'll end up playing for the Baltimore Ravens remains a question mark.
Daniels caught only one pass for 6 yards in the preseason because he missed the final three games with what he called a hamstring injury. The two-time Pro Bowl player didn't show much explosion off the line or separation from defenders in training camp, which raised doubts about how he would fit in the team's game plan heading into Sunday's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"I’m just going to do what I can, whatever I’m asked to do," Daniels said after Tuesday's practice. "Hopefully, I’ll be out there a bunch. Hopefully, we’ll run a lot of two-tight end sets and keep defenses off balance. I think Dennis [Pitta] and I complement each other very well, especially when we’re out on the field together. But whether it’s blocking in the running game or pass protection or moving the chains, I’m here to do a job and do it well."
Harbaugh insisted Daniels wasn't injured, saying the 31-year-old tight end was dealing with swelling and leg fatigue. So far he hasn't been impressive in what was supposed to be an impressive 2 TE formation with Dennis Pitta. We're going to need to see a lot more from Daniels before he becomes fantasy lineup worthy.