Tight finish O.J. Howard visiting Bengals, anticipated to signal pending profitable bodily

Tight finish O.J. Howard’s stint on the open market seemingly will not final lengthy.

NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that Howard is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals right now, and if all goes properly with the bodily, he is anticipated to signal a deal, per a supply knowledgeable of the scenario.

The Buffalo Payments reduce Howard Tuesday after simply 5 months with the group. The Payments determined to jettison the previous first-round choose regardless of guaranteeing him $3.2 million within the offseason. Howard seemed gradual throughout the preseason and caught simply three passes on 4 targets with a TD in 78 exhibition snaps.

The previous Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round choose owns an attractive pass-catching ability set, when wholesome. Sadly, throughout his 5 seasons in Tampa, he was hardly ever in a position to keep on the sphere for a full season. Howard compiled 119 catches for 1,737 yards and 15 touchdowns in his 5 years with the Bucs.

If wholesome, Howard may carve out a job in Joe Burrow’s offense. The Bengals shuffled their TE room this offseason after dropping C.J. Uzomah to the New York Jets. Cincy signed one other former first-rounder in Hayden Hurst in March, who sits as the highest tight finish and may stay the starter. Cincy additionally at present has Drew Pattern and Mitchell Wilcox within the TE room.