Alan Herman, the agent for Texans TE Owen Daniels, confirmed to the Houston Chronicle that his client will skip organized team activities this week because of a contract dispute.
Daniels participated in the first three weeks of voluntary practices, but now Herman is unsure if his client will show up at next week’s minicamp or training camp, he told the Chronicle:
- “When it became apparent no progress was going to be made, Owen took the position that he wouldn’t volunteer his time anymore,” Herman said. “It’s the lack of progress that’s led to all of this.
- “It has been a frustrating course of trials and tribulations to get something done. We haven’t even gotten to the point of talking numbers that contemporary tight ends are getting. It’s frustrating we aren’t there. We are talking about things that happened years ago. I mean, many years ago.”
Daniels, who had career highs in receptions (70) and yards (862) last season and made the Pro Bowl, joins CB Dunta Robinson as players holding out from the Texans.
Daniels has until June 15 to sign his one-year, $2.7 million tender offer or the Texans can withdraw it.