Ravens are on to Plan C at tight end

Owen Daniels joined Gary Kubiak in Denver on Tuesday. Scott Chandler chose to sign with the New England Patriots on Friday.

What's Plan C for the Baltimore Ravens at tight end?

The Ravens need a pass-catching tight end because the only healthy and inexperienced players at that position are Crockett Gillmore and Phillip Supernaw. General manager Ozzie Newsome stressed the importance of having depth at that position because the Ravens have a tight end-friendly offense.

The available options aren't particularly great, especially if the Ravens want to continue their trend of signing salary-cap casualties (they don't count against compensatory picks). The top cap cuts at tight end are Zach Miller and James Casey. Miller hasn't caught more than 38 passes since 2010, and Casey has a total of six catches the past two seasons.

The best player remaining is Jermaine Gresham, an unrestricted free agent who was a disappointment with the Cincinnati Bengals. He caught 62 passes and scored five touchdowns last season. Gresham, 26, met with the Oakland Raiders this week.

The other unrestricted free-agent tight ends of note are Jacob Tamme, Rob Housler, Dante Rosario, Alex Smith and Daniel Fells.

The Ravens have to figure out something after watching two of their targeted tight ends sign with AFC rivals.