Ravens TE Owen Daniels out vs. Bengals following knee surgery

Friday October 24th, 2014

Baltimore Ravens tight end Owen Daniels had knee surgery this week and will not play Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, coach John Harbaugh announced.

Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports that Harbaugh said Daniels might be ready to return for next week's game.

Daniels, 31, has 27 catches for 275 yards and three touchdowns in his first season with the Ravens. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Houston Texans, with whom he amassed 4,617 yards and 29 touchdowns en route to a pair of Pro Bowl appearances.

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Daniels is the team's third-leading receiver behind Steve Smith Sr. and Torrey Smith. He replaced tight end Dennis Pitta after Pitta was lost for the season with a dislocated hip.

Baltimore's offense has improved from No. 25 in points and No. 29 in yards last season to No. 6 and No. 7 this season. 

The Ravens are 5-2 and in first place in the AFC North. They play the Bengals in Cincinnati on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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- Paul Palladino

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