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O.J. Howard signing with Texans after meeting with Bengals earlier in week, per report


O.J. Howard has had a whirlwind of per week. He was launched by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday as Buffalo whittled its roster all the way down to 53 gamers. Howard was reportedly set to affix the Bengals earlier than the defending AFC champions added a number of different tight ends to their follow squad on Wednesday. Howard’s busy week culminated on Thursday as he’ll signal with the Texans after visiting Houston earlier within the day, according to Professional Soccer Community.

Howard, 27, rapidly obtained consideration on the open market after being waived by Buffalo. The nineteenth total choose within the 2017 NFL Draft, Howard caught 119 passes and 15 touchdowns throughout his 5 seasons with the Buccaneers. He averaged 14.6 yards per catch in Tampa whereas serving to the Buccaneers seize the franchise’s second Super Bowl title in 2020. 

Whereas a torn Achilles prevented him from being an lively participant throughout Tampa Bay’s Tremendous Bowl run, Howard returned to seem in 17 video games final season. He made 9 begins whereas enjoying alongside fellow tight finish Rob Gronkowski, who retired for a second time this previous offseason.  

Houston’s depth chart at tight finish is presently comprised of Pharaoh Brown and Brevin Jordan. Final season, Brown caught 23 passes whereas Jordan caught 20 passes and three touchdowns with Davis Mills and Tyrod Taylor enjoying at quarterback. Mills is getting into his first full season as Houston’s beginning quarterback after making 11 begins final season. 

The Texans lately signed considered one of Howard’s former Tampa teammates in receiver Tyler Johnson, who didn’t make the Buccaneers’ preliminary 53-man roster. Together with Johnson, Houston’s offense consists of a number of new items that features rookies Kenyon Green, Dameon Pierce and Troy Hairston. 

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