Ravens re-sign tight end Wilcox to 3-year deal

Newsome 'happy' to have '05 leader in special teams tackles back in fold

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March 01, 2006|By BEN PILLOW | BEN PILLOW,BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF

The Ravens today announced the re-signing of tight end Daniel Wilcox to a three-year contract.

Team general manager Ozzie Newsome called the restricted free agent a "productive player for us the last two years" who provides the Ravens with "a presence both on offense and special teams."

"We are happy to have one of our own back," Newsome said in a statement. The Ravens did not release financial terms of the deal.

According to the team, in 29 games -- eight as the starting tight end -- Wilcox has 45 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns. He has 27 special teams tackles, including a career-high 18 in 2005, which led the Ravens.

"I didn't want to be anywhere but Baltimore this year," Wilcox said. "The Ravens really gave me my first legitimate shot in the NFL, and I love everything about the organization, from the owner, to the locker room, down to our trainers. This is where I wanted to be, and I can't wait to help make this team better in 2006."

Prior to his time with the Ravens, Wilcox saw action in two games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003. He originally signed with the New York Jets as a rookie free agent in 2001 and saw action in one game.

Originally published March 1, 2006, 4:42 PM EST

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