According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, tight end Owen Daniels is expected to visit the Denver Broncos when free agency opens up here in under two hours.
Daniel's has played every snap of his nine-year career under new Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak. He played eight seasons for Kubiak in Houston and one season for Kubiak in Baltimore.
With Julius Thomas heading to Jacksonville, the Broncos needed to start looking for a tight end to replace him and potentially backup tight end Virgil Green. Daniels was the logical choice here with his connection to Kubiak.
In his nine-year career, Daniels has caught 433 balls for 5,144 yards and 33 career touchdowns. This past season for the Baltimore Ravens, Daniels caught 48 passes for 527 yards, and 4 touchdowns.
However, according to Benjamin Albright, the Denver Broncos called the San Francisco 49ers about the availability of tight end Vernon Davis.
#Broncos called Niners about Vernon Davis, were rebuffed. Owen Daniels next.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 10, 2015
According to Albright, the 49ers rebuffed the Broncos, so they decided to move on to veteran tight end Owen Daniels.
Joining Daniels in Denver tonight is veteran defensive lineman Kendall Langford. Normally when free agents visit Denver during the free agency period, John Elway makes sure they do not leave without a contract in hand.