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NFC Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 13-4-0
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 12-5-0
4-2-0 11-6-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 5-12-0
1-5-0 4-13-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

Top Buddy Howell News

  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Returns for full practice

    Howell (hamstring) was a full practice participant Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

    Howell was inactive for Sunday's divisional-round win over the Buccaneers due to a hamstring injury. However, he managed a limited practice Wednesday, before upgrading to a full session Thursday. That should put him in line to return to his role on special teams in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against San Francisco.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Not available Sunday

    Howell (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's divisional matchup with the Rams, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    As expected, Howell will miss his second straight postseason game due to a hamstring injury. The 25-year-old hasn't played an offensive snap all season, so his absence will only impact the Rams' special-teams unit.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Unlikely to play Sunday

    Howell (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's divisional-round matchup against Tampa Bay, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Howell didn't practice at all this week and will likely miss his second straight game due to the hamstring injury. The 25-year-old hasn't played an offensive snap all season, so his absence will only impact the Rams' special-teams unit.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Won't play Monday

    Howell (hamstring) is inactive Monday against the Cardinals, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    Howell was unable to practice all week, so his inability to suit up Monday doesn't come as a surprise. The 25-year-old hasn't played an offensive snap all season, so his absence will only impact the Rams' special-teams unit.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Unlikely to play Monday

    Howell (hamstring) is doubtful for Monday's wild-card matchup, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

    Howell was unable to practice this week and appears unlikely to suit up in the playoff opener. He's played primarily on special teams this year, so his status shouldn't impact the Rams' backfield rotation.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Misses practice Friday

    Howell (hamstring) did not practice Friday and is considered questionable for Monday against the Cardinals, Cameron DaSilva of Rams Wire reports.

    Howell's inability to practice yet this week is not a good sign for his availability in the wild-card round. However, with the Rams not playing until Monday, he does have an extra day to heal. Howell hasn't played an offensive snap since Week 8 against the Titans, so a potential absence would only impact the Rams' special-teams unit.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Comes off injured reserve

    The Rams activated Howell (thigh) from injured reserve Saturday.

    Sony Michel and Darrell Henderson should handle the majority of the backfield reps Sunday at Minnesota, leaving Jake Funk and Howell as the reserve options after completing their respective stints on IR this week. Meanwhile, L.A. also activated Cam Akers (Achilles) from the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday, but he won't make his season debut just yet. Whenever Akers receives clearance to play -- whether it's Week 17 or 18 or in the postseason -- Howell will fall further down the depth chart.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Designated for return from IR

    Howell (thigh) was designated to return from injured reserve Friday.

    Howell doesn't figure to factor into the mix on offense much, owning just five carries for 11 yards all season, but he does contribute on special teams for the Rams. With Howell's 21-day window now open, he could be back in action before the regular season concludes.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Heading to IR

    Howell (thigh) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    The running back will miss at least three weeks before he can be activated, though he is expected to return after the minimum stay on IR. With Darrell Henderson (thigh) questionable to play in Week 13 against the Jaguars, Howell's absence could leave Sony Michel as the Rams' only healthy option in the backfield for the contest. They would likely elevate someone from the practice squad if Henderson were to be out.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Handles first carries of campaign

    Howell rushed five times for 11 yards on Los Angeles' final two possession during Sunday's 38-22 win over Houston

    The first-year Ram has suited up for three games this season, but Sunday was the first time he played an offensive snap. Howell is firmly No. 3 on the running back depth chart, at best, and unlikely to receive meaningful fantasy opportunities moving forward barring an injury to Darrell Henderson and/or Sony Michel.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Signed to active roster

    The Rams signed Howell to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Howell had already been elevated for two games with the Rams this season, but he was limited exclusively to special teams in those appearances. It looks like he will be available in a reserve capacity for Sunday's upcoming game against Detroit.

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  • Buddy Howell: Back to practice squad

    Howell reverted to the Rams' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

    Howell bumped up to the active roster for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals, in which he handled 16 snaps on special teams and notched one tackle on kick coverage. He now returns to his usual spot on the scout team.

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  • Rams' Buddy Howell: Joins Rams' roster

    Howell has been elevated to the Rams' 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals, Kevin Modesti of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    With Darrell Henderson (ribs) questionable, the Rams have opted to boost their depth at running back by adding Howell to their active roster. If Henderson ultimately is unable to go, Howell will back up Sony Michel and Jake Funk as the team's No. 3 back. Howell also could see some run on special teams.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 218 lbs
Birthplace: Miami, FL
Age: 26
School: Florida Atlantic
Experience: 5