Payments launch tight finish O.J. Howard after 5 months with workforce

O.J. Howard will not be a part of the Buffalo Payments’ explosive offense in 2022.

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Payments launched the tight finish, per a supply knowledgeable of the state of affairs.

The previous Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round decide signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract in Buffalo this offseason. Even the assured cash ($3.195 million) could not preserve him round for the beginning of the season.

Howard appeared gradual throughout preseason motion and did not stand out, netting three receptions on 4 targets in 78 preseason snaps.

An attractive athlete who by no means fairly put it collectively in Tampa due partly to accidents, Howard generated 119 catches for 1,737 yards and 15 touchdowns in 5 seasons with the Bucs. When he signed in Buffalo, the Payments believed he might be a wonderful complement to Dawson Knox within the TE room and construct on an already explosive passing sport. However it did not work out, as he by no means acquired in control within the offense, struggled on the sector and was outplayed.

Given the cap hit the Payments will tackle to launch Howard, it is a vote of confidence for Tommy Sweeney and Quintin Morris behind Knox in Buffalo’s TE room.