Posted: 5/16/2021 3:47 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is expected to attend mandatory minicamp in early June, according to comments from head coach Bruce Arians.
'Yeah, he's really close now. He looks fantastic working out every day,' Arians said.
Posted: 3/31/2021 4:10 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') will be ready by the start of the offseason program, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Huddle Up: Howard was the team's third-leading receiver when he went down last year. He'll be in the TE2 mix to plug in for good matchups.
Posted: 3/30/2021 5:22 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) is 'real close' to fully recovering from the torn Achilles that ended his season in Week 4, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Howard has yet to run on grass, but he has also not experienced any setbacks.
Huddle Up: Arians added that "the sky's the limit" for Howard in 2021, but the odds are stacked against him being anything more than a fantasy TE2 next season. His injury is one that typically robs a player of his previous explosiveness for at least a year after it occurs, and it doesn't help his cause that Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are pretty much locked in as Tom Brady's favorite targets.
Posted: 10/06/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Posted: 10/06/2020 3:04 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' and was lost for the season.
Huddle Up: Most owners will rush out and pick up Rob Gronkowski. While that may not be the wrong thing to do, you really should keep your expectations under control. Outside of his six-catch, seven-target Week 3, Gronk has just three catches and seven targets in the other three games combined. Cameron Brate is back and caught a touchdown last week. Neither are more than TE2's right now.
Posted: 10/05/2020 10:22 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 5.
Huddle Up: Howard appeared to have suffered a serious injury during the Week 4 game, but the official diagnosis is not known yet. He likely will miss at least this week and can be kept on the bench.
Posted: 10/04/2020 11:02 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (Achilles) suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the Week 4 game, and head coach Bruce Arians said the team is concerned that Howard may miss the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Howard's status in the next day or two. Cameron Brate and Rob Gronkowski would see more playing time if Howard misses the rest of the season and could both be No. 2 tight ends in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/14/2020 6:20 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard finished with four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 1 versus the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: It's only one week, but Howard certainly looked like the player who had fantasy owners giddy about his upside just over one year ago. There are a lots of mouths to feed in this offense, but Howard's first step toward becoming relevant in fantasy again was proving he is a superior option to Rob Gronkowski. For one week, he achieved that. Fantasy owners with some room to stash a high-upside TE2 in a good offense should strongly consider adding Howard.
Posted: 4/29/2020 8:02 pm UTC
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked up the fifth-year option on TE O.J. Howard, which should pay him $6 million in 2021.
Posted: 4/23/2020 9:31 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard is unlikely to be traded, according to general manager Jason Licht Thursday, April 23. 'We're excited about having O.J. Howard play with Rob Gronkowski. Why wouldn't you want to have many weapons at that position? We have an excellent tight end group right now.'
Huddle Up: The fantasy value of both Howard and Cameron Brate and even Gronkowski will be capped if all three are to remain in Tampa Bay this season, but it would be a positive for QB Tom Brady.