Ravens decide to 'rest' Owen Daniels' legs

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Tight end Owen Daniels isn't injured, according to coach John Harbaugh. But the Baltimore Ravens tight end may not play in Saturday's preseason game at the Dallas Cowboys.

"We decided to rest his legs a little bit," Harbaugh said after Thursday's practice. "He'd been going pretty hard. Whether he'll play in a game, we'll just decide and see how he feels. But there is no injury involved."

This is the second straight day that Daniels has missed. He participated in the walk-through Thursday but he sat out the practice.

Daniels has lacked explosion in training camp, and he was stripped twice on the first day of full contact.

He signed a bargain one-year, $1 million deal in free agency. He didn't command much interest (he signed almost a month into free agency) because he was limited to five games last season (broken leg) and he turns 32 during the season.

With Daniels out, rookie third-round pick Crockett Gillmore has received increased playing time.