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25 Xavien Howard CB

Miami Dolphins

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September 23, 2020 04:28 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Cleared for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) practiced in full Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard played through this knee issue last week against the Bills, and his presence will be vital Thursday with fellow cornerback Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) ruled out.

September 21, 2020 04:32 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Limited on practice estimate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard entered Week 2 with this knee injury but played all 60 defensive snaps regardless, so barring a setback, he should be ready for Thursday's matchup versus the Jaguars. Through two games, Howard has notched four tackles.

September 18, 2020 02:16 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard upgraded to a full practice slate Friday after having begun the week with back-to-back limited showings. Fellow starting cornerback Byron Jones (Achilles) has also successfully shed his injury tag ahead of Sunday's matchup.

September 16, 2020 03:44 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Howard was recovering from knee surgery heading into the season opener but ultimately suited up in Week 1. His limitations Wednesday were likely precautionary, but Howard's practice participation throughout the week is still worth monitoring.

September 11, 2020 02:16 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Avoids injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's season opener in New England, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Howard was limited throughout training camp while rehabbing from December knee surgery, but his complete lack of an injury status for Week 1 serves to shed any lingering concerns about his health. The 27-year-old will suit up alongside Byron Jones (Achilles) versus New England to form arguably the most formidable cornerback duo in the league.

September 9, 2020 03:16 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Limited in practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice session, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

While it's not ideal to see Howard listed on Miami's first injury report of the season, his ability to participate puts him on track to likely suit up against the Patriots in Week 1. Keep an eye on Howard's participation Thursday and continue to consider him questionable for now.

September 8, 2020 01:40 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) is participating in Tuesday's practice session, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Though the extent of Howard's participation can't be determined, it's encouraging to see the star cornerback return to practice in some capacity. Wednesday's first official injury report of the season should provide further insight into Howard's standing ahead of Sunday's divisional tilt against New England.

September 6, 2020 11:16 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Uncertain about season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) said he is feeling good but is unsure if he'll be ready for Week 1's matchup versus the Patriots, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard underwent surgery in December, and although it was considered just a knee scope, the cornerback is still feeling the effects. While he's in danger of missing the season opener, Howard shouldn't be out too much longer. If he's forced to miss time, however, rookie Noah Igbinoghene will likely start in his place in base defense.

September 3, 2020 07:40 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that Howard (knee) is "trending in the right direction," Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Howard was activated off both the PUP and reserve/COVID-19 lists last week, so it's encouraging to see that he's made progress in practice. The 27-year-old will occupy a starting spot at cornerback opposite Byron Jones when healthy, and it looks like he's trending in the right direction for the Week 1 matchup against the Patriots on Sept. 13.

August 31, 2020 10:52 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Status uncertain for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard's (knee) status for the Dolphins' Week 1 matchup with the Patriots is up in the air as of now, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Howard was recently activated off both the reserve/COVID-19 and active/physically unable to perform lists and will need some time to get int game-ready condition. Coach Brian Flores indicated Howard still needs to work on his fundamentals and technique before he is fully integrated back into the swing of things. The 27-year-old is expected to start opposite Byron Jones at cornerback this season.

August 28, 2020 01:08 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Activated Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was officially activated off the reserve/COVID-19 and active/physically unable to perform lists Thursday.

Howard was permitted to be at the team facility since Saturday, but he'll now have the opportunity to take the field for the first time during training camp. It's been almost eight months since the cornerback underwent knee surgery, yet he remains far from a lock for Week 1.

August 22, 2020 07:56 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Activated from reserve list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) was activated from the COVID-19 reserve list and permitted to be in the team facility Saturday, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Howard can now rejoin his teammates at practice, though his status for Week 1 is still murky, as he remains on the PUP list with a knee injury. The cornerback worked out on a stationary bike Saturday.

August 19, 2020 04:20 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Not a lock for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Brian Flores is non-committal about the chances of Howard (knee) being ready for the beginning of the 2020 season, Barry Jackson and Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald report.

Howard, who has spent the last seven days on the reserve/COVID-19 list, is also recovering from December knee surgery. The 27-year-old has proven to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league when healthy, but he's missed 24 games across the first four years of his NFL career. In the event that Howard is unable to suit up against New England in Week 1, rookie first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene and Nik Needham would be candidates to start opposite Byron Jones.

August 11, 2020 05:16 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Lands on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) has been placed on the Dolphins' reserve/COVID-19 list.

Howard, who was already on the team's PUP list with a knee issue, has also either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who has. When he's available to the team, Howard is expected to suit up alongside Byron Jones to form arguably the toughest cornerback duo in the league.

July 29, 2020 09:00 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Facing uncertain timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Brian Flores declined to put a timetable on Howard (knee) returning to the field Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Howard had knee surgery more than seven months ago and was placed on the PUP list Tuesday. His five-year, $76.5 million contract is one of the largest in the league for a cornerback, but he's missed 24 games through four seasons, including 11 last year alone. It isn't clear if the Dolphins expect Howard to be ready for Week 1.

July 29, 2020 09:56 AM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Lands on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) has been placed on the Dolphins' Active/PUP list, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Howard had knee surgery more than seven months ago and at this stage it's unclear when the cornerback will be ready to practice. The 27-year-old ball hawk was limited to just five games last season and has missed 24 games over the first four years of his NFL career since being taken in the second round of the 2016 draft.

July 2, 2020 03:40 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Needs healthy campaign
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) should be fully healthy to kick off the 2020 season after having missed a combined 15 games over the last two years, Omar Kelly reports.

Howard offers Miami a dominant corner when healthy, but in four years with the team, he's only managed to put together one full 16-game slate due to recurring knee injuries. The soon-to-be 27-year-old is optimistic that his December procedure will eliminate the lingering pain that limited him to just five games in 2019. If Howard is indeed able to bounce back to his usual Pro Bowl level, he and Byron Jones could combine to form one of the most imposing cornerback tandems in the league in 2020.

June 17, 2020 05:48 PM
Dolphins' Xavien Howard: Clear of suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (knee) won't face a suspension after the NFL completed its investigation into his domestic incident from December, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

The 26-year-old was arrested for domestic battery and had the charges dropped in February, but until Wednesday, the league was still holding its own investigation into the matter. Howard appeared in only five games in 2019 before undergoing knee surgery shortly after landing on injury reserve. The star cornerback is expected to be healthy in time for the start of the upcoming season.

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.

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Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020MIA22422000000
2019MIA5517125010004
2018MIA1212352510075239012
2017MIA161648426147130113
2016MIA76402911000006
Total4241144 110.034 11212339135
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/198
Birthdate:
7/4/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
School:
Baylor
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: