Howard reverted to Philadelphia's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Howard fielded seven offensive snaps during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, generating eight yards over his three carries. Miles Sanders picked up the bulk of the RB work on the ground, collecting 57 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Boston Scott, meanwhile, chipped in with two carries for 17 yards. Howard's role remains limited, with the veteran having handled only seven rush attempts over his past two appearances Weeks 13 and 16.
Howard was elevated from the Eagles' practice squad Saturday.
Philadelphia has a full stable of backs at its disposal with Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Corey Clement all being available for Week 16. The veteran Howard will nevertheless provide RB depth Sunday afternoon in a matchup against the Cowboys' bottom-ranked rush defense. Howard's 2020 Eagles debut Week 13 against Green Bay yielded 19 rushing yards over four carries.
Howard reverted to the Eagles' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
After falling out of favor in the Dolphins' backfield and being unceremoniously waived Nov. 16, Howard signed back on with the Eagles. He made 10 appearances for the team in 2019, and in his first game back Week 13 against the Packers he registered 19 rushing yards over four carries. Philadelphia has a deep RB room with trusted options Boston Scott and Corey Clement in place behind starter Miles Sanders, but that doesn't necessarily preclude Howard from a minor role of his own Week 14 against New Orleans' No. 2 rush defense.
Howard was elevated from the practice squad Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers.
Howard will make his return to an NFL active roster after being waived by the Dolphins in November. The veteran back struggled mightily in his abbreviated stint with the team, registering a ghastly 1.2 yards-per-carry across 28 attempts, but he did score four touchdowns. It's possible the Eagles could ask him to reprise a similar role, though Miles Sanders and Boston Scott should still see a large majority of the snaps in this widening backfield-by-committee.
The Eagles signed Howard to its practice squad Monday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Dolphins waived Howard last week after having signed him to a two-year, $9.75 million contract in the offseason. The 26-year-old only managed 33 yards (1.2 YPC) across five games in Miami, though he did notch five scores while operating primarily in a short-yardage role. He'll now get a chance to return to Philadelphia, albeit in a deep reserve capacity. Howard was much more effective with the Eagles in 2019, when he rushed for 525 yards (4.4 YPC) and six scores in 10 appearances.
Howard has a visit scheduled with the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
With Miles Sanders back from a three-week absence and Boston Scott acting as a serviceable backup, the Eagles have a steady backfield situation as the season enters its second half. Still, they seem to be kicking the tires on a player who spent the 2019 campaign in Philly. Howard recently was waived by the Dolphins, with whom he managed 28 carries for 33 yards and four touchdowns in five games this season.
Howard cleared waivers Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
The Dolphins waived Howard on Monday in what coach Brian Flores explained was a "mutual parting." Howard was a healthy scratch in four of five games before getting cut, and when he did suit up, he functioned almost exclusively in short-yardage situations, recording 33 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries. With Salvon Ahmed showing promise in last week's win over the Chargers, it was clear that Howard would stay out of the game plan moving forward, so it was in his best interests to find a fresh start elsewhere. The 26-year-old back is eligible to sign with a new team immediately.
The Dolphins waived Howard on Monday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Coach Brian Flores called this a "mutual parting," and it's not a surprising move. Howard has struggled to get his footing as anything but a goal-line back in Miami, recording 33 yards and four touchdowns on 28 carries, while running backs Myles Gaskin (knee) and Salvon Ahmed have had no trouble producing. Howard was a healthy scratch for the fourth time in the last five games during Sunday's win over the Chargers, and the two sides decided it was best to part ways. The 26-year-old carries a $4.75 million cap hit this season, so he'll likely clear waivers before finding a new team.
Howard (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Chargers.
The fifth-year veteran's inactive status is somewhat of a surprise, considering Matt Breida (hamstring) and Lynn Bowden (coach's decision) also will sit out versus Los Angeles. Howard was able to salvage his fantasy day Week 9 against the Cardinals with his fourth rushing touchdown of the season, but a week later, he'll be in street clothes for the third time this season. The trio of Salvon Ahmed, the recently acquired DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird are on tap to lead the Dolphins backfield in Week 10.
Howard carried 10 times for 19 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals.
With injuries mounting on the running back depth chart, Howard received double-digit carries for the first time this season. He averaged just 1.9 yards per carry against a middling Arizona run defense but managed to sneak into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Howard was also outgained by both Salvon Ahmed and Tua Tagovailoa on the ground, so he can be considered a touchdown-dependent fantasy option next Sunday against the Chargers even if Matt Breida (hamstring) remains sidelined.
Howard could serve as the Dolphins' lead ball carrier in Sunday's game in Arizona with Matt Breida (hamstring) ruled out for the contest, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
A major disappointment after signing a two-year, $9.75 million deal with the Dolphins in the offseason, Howard has been a healthy inactive for the past three games after being utilized almost exclusively in short-yardage situations prior to that. With lead back Myles Gaskin (knee) moving to injured reserve and Breida now being sidelined, Howard suddenly finds himself in an unexpected position to pick up work. Head coach Brian Flores hasn't formally outlined his plans for Miami's backfield in Week 9, but Wolfe predicts that Howard will handle the bulk of early down work, while Patrick Laird plays a change-of-pace role. Howard's lack of pass-catching prowess makes him a better fit in non-PPR formats for fantasy managers looking for help at running back this week.
Howard (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.
Howard is a healthy scratch for a third straight game, as the Dolphins have entrusted second-year running back Myles Gaskin as a three-down workhorse. Matt Breida and Patrick Laird will operate as depth because Lynn Bowden is also a healthy scratch.
Howard (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
The veteran back, who signed a two-year, $9.75 million deal with Miami back in March, is thus a healthy scratch for the second consecutive week. As a result, Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida will head the Dolphins' Week 6 rushing attack, with Lynn Bowden and Patrick Laird in reserve.
Howard (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the 49ers.
Howard has primarily been a red-zone specialist for the Dolphins through four games, totaling just 18 carries on the season, with eight coming from the 20-yard line or closer on his way to three rushing scores. However, he'll now don street clothes for the first time all season, with Miami set to go with a top RB duo of Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida against the 49ers.
Howard had two carries for two yards during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Seahawks.
Howard managed to score in short-yardage scenarios during the first three weeks of the season, but in Week 4 he showcased the sort of low-floor fantasy statline his current usage will result in when he's not lucky enough to score. The 25-year-old hasn't yet exceeded 10 rushing yards in a game this season.
Howard had three carries for one yard and a touchdown during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.
Howard took the field late in the first quarter to punch in a one-yard score, salvaging his fantasy day with a TD for the third consecutive week. Now that he's been completely relegated to short-yardage duties (0.8 YPC through three contests), Howard's low-ceiling, low-floor fantasy value only comes due to his consistent goal-line work.
Howard had five carries for four yards and one score during Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Bills.
Howard had only five total touches Sunday, the second straight contest in which he was marginalized to short-yardage situations and salvaged his fantasy day with a touchdown. Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida each had more carries than Howard (seven) and are also involved in the passing game. As long as Howard remains relegated to just a goal-line role on an unreliable offense, he'll be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes.
Howard rushed eight times for seven yards and the team's lone touchdown in Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.
It's a relief that Howard appears to have escaped the game injury-free, but he couldn't find any running room and ceded the majority of carries to Myles Gaskin (nine carries for 40 yards) and Matt Breida (five carries for 22 yards). He salvaged an otherwise forgettable Dolphins debut with a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Howard's fantasy value in Week 2 against Buffalo and beyond will be tied to goal-line touches, given his competition for carries and lack of receiving acumen.
A press box announcement that indicated Howard suffered a hamstring injury Sunday against the Patriots was erroneous, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Meanwhile, DeVante Parker is evidently the Miami player dealing a with a hamstring issue. Howard will thus continue to share backfield duties Sunday with Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida.
Howard (hamstring) is questionable to return to Sunday's contest in New England, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Prior to his departure, Howard had five carries for six yards. As long as Howard is sidelined, the Dolphins will rely on Matt Breida, Myles Gaskin and Patrick Laird on the ground.
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