Howard was waived by the Bears on Saturday.
Howard posted 23 tackles in eight games for Kansas City last season, but a poor preseason led to his departure from Chicago. He's a candidate to be picked up by a team looking for depth on its defensive front.
Howard (hip) doesn't appear on the injury report ahead of Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals.
Howard signed with the Bears in the wake of season-ending hip surgery that curtailed his 2016 campaign. He should see plenty of playing time Saturday as Chicago management looks to solidify its defensive line rotation.
Howard (hip) expects to be fully cleared before the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Howard underwent offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his hip, which was the injury that sidelined him for the final eight games of the 2016 season. Since he was healthy enough to participate in OTAs in May and June, it is completely believable that he'll be ready for training camp in late July.
Howard was released by the Chiefs, where he spent four seasons, in mid April after his 2016 campaign ended early due to a hip injury. The Bears signing him to a deal implies that his rehab has been progressing as expected, with the goal being to get him back to full form by the time training camp rolls around.
Howard (hip) was released by the Chiefs on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Howard's 2016 campaign ended prematurely after being placed on IR in December due to a hip injury, but he had recently been progressing through rehab with expectations of being fully recovered for training camp. The defensive lineman will now look to catch on with another team after spending four seasons in Kansas City.
|12||11/26/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ DET||4:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||3||6||5.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||36||24.0||12||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||57||36.0||21||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||8||23||18.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||1||0||2||-1||2||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||8||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|