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80 O.J. Howard TE

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Own%Start%
23%1%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
103456516.6528

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Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Expecting quick recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (ankle) is still wearing a hard cast but expects to recover from his injury within 4-to-6 weeks, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

While his own estimate needs to be taken with a grain of salt, Howard might have avoided injured reserve if the Buccaneers had still been in the playoff hunt. As is, he'll set his sights toward a full recovery before the start of the team's offseason program in April, hoping to build on a breakout 2018 campaign in which he produced 56.5 yards per game while averaging 16.6 per catch and 11.8 per target. The Bucs would be wise to give him more than 4.8 targets per game next season, potentially parting ways with Cameron Brate, Adam Humphries and/or DeSean Jackson to ensure that happens.

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Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Not expected to require surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (ankle) will not require surgery for his ankle and foot injuries that will force him to injured reserve, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Howard's 2018 season is over regardless of whether or not Howard needs surgery, but it at least bodes well in terms of the extent of rehab required to return to form. The second-year tight end had come into his own this season prior to the injury, racking up 34 catches for 565 yards and five touchdowns over 10 games. Without him available moving forward, Cameron Brate figures to slot in as the team's primary tight end.

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Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Bound for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers will place Howard on injured reserve Tuesday with ankle and foot injuries, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Per Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Howard sustained the two injuries on the same play during Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Giants. The 24-year-old will finish the campaign on IR for the second time in as many years, providing an disappointing conclusion to what was shaping up to be a breakout season. The Buccaneers will look to Cameron Brate to serve as the primary replacement at tight end for Howard, who had recorded 34 receptions for 565 yards and five scores in 10 games.

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Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Seeking second opinion on ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (ankle) received good news Monday and is now getting a second opinion, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

The decision to get another medical opinion usually hints at a significant injury, but Howard may just be exercising caution to confirm the initial optimistic diagnosis. He was removed in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Giants, finishing with five catches for 78 yards on six targets. An absence for Week 12 against the 49ers would leave Cameron Brate with a prominent role catching passes from reappointed starter Jameis Winston.

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Buccaneers' O.J. Howard: Set for evaluation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Howard (ankle) will be evaluated Monday after exiting Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Giants in the fourth quarter, Eduardo Encina of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Howard was deemed doubtful to return and never reentered the game, finishing with five catches for 78 yards on six targets. He suffered an MCL sprain back in Week 4 against the Bears, but a conveniently timed bye in Week 5 allowed him to avoid any absences from games. Howard won't have the extra rest this time around, as the Buccaneers host the 49ers on Sunday in Week 12. Cameron Brate could be looking at a three-down role if Howard doesn't play.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/9/18NO254350
29/16/18PHI396751
39/24/18PIT672210
49/30/18CHI0000
610/14/18ATL462211
710/21/18CLE567240
810/28/18CIN468201
911/4/18CAR453312
1011/11/18WAS115150
1111/18/18NYG578240
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/16/18@ BAL1:00 pm
1612/23/18@ DAL1:00 pm
1712/30/18ATL1:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers14142643216.65869119
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers1083456516.675511128
TOTAL24226099716.6751120247
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers1411.000000.0000
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers1022.000000.0000
TOTAL2433.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers1432010010
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers1000000000
TOTAL2432010010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/251
Birthdate:
11/19/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
Autaugaville, AL, USA
School:
Alabama
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: