Owen Daniels has been a solid player for the Houston Texans for many years. But he's 31 years old, coming off a season pretty much lost to a fractured leg and was set to count about $6 million against the salary cap for a team that doesn't have much cap space to begin with. So, Daniels has been cut. The move clears $4.5 million from the Texans' cap.
Daniels said Monday that he feels healthy after that fractured leg pretty much ended his season after Week 5.
Ryan Griffin is now the Texans' top tight end. He gave us a glimpse at the end of the season as he caught 14 passes in the final three games. The 2013 sixth-round pick is a big man -- 6-foot-6, 255 pounds -- but is fairly athletic for his size. He will be a deep sleeper in 2014. His stock will largely depend on who is the Texans' starting quarterback this season. That's a question without an answer right now.