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O.J. Howard visits Texans after meeting with Bengals earlier in week, to take physical in Houston, per report


O.J. Howard has had a whirlwind of every week. He was launched by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday as Buffalo whittled its roster right down to 53 gamers. Howard was reportedly set to hitch 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 continued on Thursday as he was in Houston to fulfill with the Texans, according to Ian Rapoport. He’ll reportedly take a bodily for them and will be part of the workforce earlier than the season begins.

Howard, 27, has rapidly acquired consideration on the open market after being waived by Buffalo. The nineteenth total decide 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 look 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 not too long ago signed one in every 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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