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25 Xavien Howard CB

Miami Dolphins

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February 26, 2020 10:32 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Under investigation by league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The NFL has opened an investigation into the arrest of Howard (knee) for domestic battery in December, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The criminal charges against Howard have been dropped, but the NFL may decide to hand him a suspension under its personal conduct policy. There's no timeline for when the league will decide on the appropriate discipline, but Howard could be looking at a six-game suspension.

February 6, 2020 10:52 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Gets criminal charge dropped
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Criminal charges against Howard (knee) have been dropped, but the NFL can still investigate his December arrest, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Given that the arrest was for domestic battery, Howard could be looking at a six-game suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy. The league presumably will investigate the December incident.

December 30, 2019 11:40 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Arrested Sunday night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was arrested Sunday and held overnight at the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office Main Jail on one count of domestic battery, Charles Trainor Jr. of the Miami Herald reports.

Police say Howard pushed his fiancee into a wall during an argument. The Dolphins released an initial statement acknowledging that they're aware of the situation and won't comment any further until they've gathered more information.

December 19, 2019 11:44 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Goes under knife
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard underwent surgery on his knee Wednesday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Howard reportedly had a knee scope done, so he won't be sidelined as long as if he'd required a reconstructive surgery. Coach Brian Flores nonetheless said that it's too early in the process to estimate whether Howard will be ready for OTAs, according to Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post. The 2016 second-round pick notched 17 tackles (12 solo), four defended passes and one interception across five contests in 2019.

October 30, 2019 07:04 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Heads to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Howard injured his knee during Monday's loss to the Steelers. While the MRI he underwent Tuesday revealed no damage to his ACL or MCL, the Dolphins evidently determined Howard wasn't on track to return to action in the near future. While Howard will be eligible to return Week 17 against the Patriots, it's more likely than not that he's done for the season. The Dolphins believe Howard is a piece they can rebuild their defense around -- they proved it by signing him to a five-year, $76.5 million contract this offseason -- so keeping him healthy for the long haul is their top priority after getting out to an 0-8 start.

October 29, 2019 11:36 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Will undergo MRI on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday after exiting Monday's loss to the Steelers with a knee injury, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Howard was sidelined by the lingering knee injury for two games before returning to the starting lineup on Monday night. The cornerback doesn't believe it to be a serious injury, but more will be known when the team returns to practice later this week. Before exiting the contest, Howard recorded three passes defensed and one tackle.

October 28, 2019 10:48 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard suffered a knee injury and is questionable to return to Monday's contest against the Steelers.

Howard spent quite some time in the team's medical tent before returning to the sidelines without his helmet Monday night. Look for more updates on his status to come as made available. In the meantime, look for Jomal Wiltz and Nik Needham to see increased reps.

October 30, 2019 01:52 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) will play in Monday night's clash against the Steelers, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard had indicated earlier in the week that he planned to suit up for the game and made good on his word. Now that the 2016 second-round pick is officially playing, expect him to start at one of the cornerback positions and take on leading receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster head-to-head for much of the game.

October 26, 2019 03:04 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins have officially listed Howard (knee) as questionable for Monday's matchup with the Steelers, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Howard indicated earlier in the week that he expects to suit up against the Steelers, but it looks like the Dolphins are remaining a little more cautious. Jomal Wiltz would presumably be in line to replace Howard at cornerback should he end up getting ruled out.

October 24, 2019 03:16 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Expects to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) said Thursday that he expects to suit up against the Steelers on Monday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Howard hasn't seen regular-season action since Week 4 due to a lingering knee issue. He logged a trio of limited practice sessions last week, so he could need to resume practicing in full before retaking the field. If Howard is indeed able to go Monday, he'll draw the start at cornerback across from Eric Rowe.

October 20, 2019 01:36 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Inactive versus Bills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills.

Howard appeared to be trending toward retaking the field Sunday after logging a trio of limited practices, but he'll need at least another week of recovery. With Reshad Jones (chest) also ruled out, Miami's secondary will be forced to roll without two starters against Buffalo.

October 20, 2019 10:36 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Expected to play Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is expected to play Sunday at Buffalo, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Howard was a limited practice participant all week so it's no major surprise he's good to play Week 7. The 26-year-old missed last week's loss to the Redskins but should serve as the Dolphins' top cornerback Sunday.

October 18, 2019 02:52 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Officially questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is questionable for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Bills, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Howard logged a trio of limited practices this week. He wasn't able to suit up Week 6 against the Redskins but appears to have a chance of playing Sunday. His presence would be a boost to Miami's secondary with Reshad Jones (chest) ruled out.

October 17, 2019 08:12 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Works in limited capacity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard is working through the knee soreness that kept him out of this past Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Getting on the field, albeit limited, is a positive sign for his chances of playing Sunday against the Bills. However, the Dolphins may choose not to rush back their top corner until he's feeling 100 percent.

October 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Can't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints.

Howard logged a trio of limited practice sessions this week, but he isn't yet ready to retake the field. In Howard's stead, the Dolphins will likely rely on one of Ken Webster or Jomal Wiltz to start at cornerback across from Eric Rowe.

October 13, 2019 09:08 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Trending toward sitting out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins, is unlikely to play, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Though Howard was a limited participant in practice throughout the week, the winless Dolphins apparently aren't inclined to take any unnecessary risk with the star cornerback while he continues to contend with knee soreness. The likely absence of Howard would prove even more damaging to a Miami pass defense that already ranks 31st in the NFL with 296.3 yards allowed per game through the air.

October 11, 2019 02:24 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Dealing with knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins with a knee injury, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Howard was a limited practice participant all week and doesn't seem to be in danger of missing Sunday's game. The 26-year-old has 16 tackles (11 solo) and one pass defensed through four games.

May 10, 2019 09:16 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Signs five-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard signed a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Howard's new contract makes him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. He's coming off a 2018 season that saw him record 35 tackles and 12 passes defensed, including seven interceptions in 12 games, en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. He's entering his fourth season in 2019 and will aim to continue improving on the strong play from a year ago.

January 27, 2019 08:12 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Two picks in Pro Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard recorded two interceptions during Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Howard missed the final four games of the season while recovering from an injury to the meniscus in his left knee, but the cornerback's participation in this meaningless competition implies Howard has since returned to full health. He proved it in impressive fashion, too, and Howard can now officially close the book on a sensational 2018 campaign in which he took home both Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors after tying for the league lead with seven interceptions in only 12 games. The other two players he shared top billing with -- the Bears' Kyle Fuller and Falcons' Damontae Kazee -- didn't miss any games. Howard remains under contract with Miami through 2019 and will now get an offseason to learn the ins and outs of the defensive scheme that new head coach Brian Flores and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham bring to Miami.

December 30, 2018 01:12 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Inactive Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt against the Bills.

The talented cornerback will thus close out his 2018 campaign with four consecutive absences. First-rounder Minkah Fitzpatrick will once again draw the start in Howard's absence.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020MIA00000000000
2019MIA5517125010004
2018MIA1212352510075239012
2017MIA161648426147130113
2016MIA76402911000006
Total4039140 108.032 11212339135
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/198
Birthdate:
7/4/1993
Age:
26
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
School:
Baylor
NFL Experience:
5
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