O.J. Howard’s Season Is Over

November 20th, 2018

This is the play that ended O.J. Howard’s season. (See right ankle/foot)

For the second consecutive season, O.J. Howard will end his campaign on injured reserve.

The photo above from the iconic JoeBucsFan.com photographer says it all. Howard’s ankle/foot injury won’t be a speedy recovery and the 2018 season ends in 40 short days.

Howard finished with 34 receptions for 565 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games, including catching five of six targets yesterday at the Giants.

Last year, Howard pulled in 26 catches for 432 yards and six touchdowns. That’s an identical 16.6 yards-per-catch average in both seasons.

Howard, 24, will be one of many attractive pieces for the next Bucs head coach.

27 Responses to “O.J. Howard’s Season Is Over”

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Jameis like throwing picks while trying to throw to Brate anyway

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Fine by me. 100% fresh beginning of next year hopefully.

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    Fine by me. Hopefully can come back %100 next year.

  4. Easy Says:

    The season is lost. Ice that ankle up and be ready for OTAs big fella. You are a future star in the making.

  5. Cgmaster27a Says:

    Ahh good to see the same boring trolls who cant stop talking about Jameis in every article.

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    WalkdaPlank Says
    “Jameis like throwing picks while trying to throw to Brate anyway”


  7. LakeLand Says:

    The Bucs season is over

    They just playing for stats now

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Time to give Auclair lots of snaps……..I love OJ Howard…….he will become one of the greatest Bucs……get healthy, OJ…..

  9. Bucs Fan #7423 Says:

    Ice up – Steve Smith

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    Yea – I thought that looked pretty bad when it happened.

    Get well soon OJ. Next year its ALL PRO time!

  11. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    If i had my talent wasted for 2 years like OJ has I’d be pretty hurt too.

  12. SteveK Says:

    OJ is a beast! Get well soon.

    I hope he continues to develop into a top flight TE. What an athlete, and for all accounts he seems like a cool dude

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    OJ is a beast but the bucs franchise is a joke….

    every bucs season is over before it starts so nothing to see here.

    but that’s ok bucfan calls 500 football and getting embarrassed with no chance to win in postseason glory years therefore glazers don’t have to try very hard. It’s all about TV money and ensuring visiting team fans are comfortable while visiting rayjay

    hopefully, OJ can escape the glazers black hole and go onto a successful productive career outside of this minor league crapshow!!!

  14. N_R12 Says:

    There has to be some rule about defenders tackling like that, I saw a few players get hurt this weekend with similar tackles. This is a huge blow for us, Brate has not been as effective lately either, hope he gets it back.

  15. TheNorm Says:

    So what’s the injury?

    High ankle sprain?

  16. Tom Edrington Says:

    ….while Jameis gently weeps

  17. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    SchwiftyBuc Says
    “If i had my talent wasted for 2 years like OJ has I’d be pretty hurt too.”

    Sorry, but that’s not true. OJ was not ready in year one. The little exposure he got he did not do all that well until late in the season.

    It’s called development. He’s getting better because he’s been given the time to develop. Just like this year’s draft class needs time to develop.

  18. Keith Kunzig Says:

    How many IR plyers do we have the last 2 yrs?

  19. AleteredEgo Says:

    Still 3 quality TE’s on the roster

  20. unbelievable Says:


    Heal up and get ready for next year. OJ is a goddamn stud.

  21. Trench War Says:

    …and the hits just keep coming

  22. firethecannons Says:

    Honestly glad to see OJ get into a bubble wrap cocoon–heal and get better and very glad it is not worse He had a great year and players like him and Cam Brate and Hump and Mike Evans and Godwin are why I love this team.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    Man that stinks, I wanted him out there with Jameis building for next year. Well they need to finally get Justin Watson playing and see if they have anything in him or not. He had a nice preseason, now get him minutes. Also I highly doubt that Humphries is back, someone is going to pay him money, and the Bucs can’t afford him – or shouldn’t pay him anyways. Hump is a great #4 WR, but someone will pay him high end #3 money, and that should not be Tampa as he does more to get Jameis in trouble than anyone, and being one player away from starting would be a disaster. For D-Jax I always figured he wouldn’t be back, but since he’s still under contract I don’t think it’s as easy as the Bucs let him go, unless they have a big bonus they have to pay – I don’t know his contract. But if there is the chance to trade him then you keep playing him, he could net them a 4th or possibly a 3rd rounder, or who knows, maybe someone really overpays to keep him off another team.

  24. Red86 Says:

    Get well soon to the most under used player. I hope we have a west coast offense that focus more on 0-15 yards plays like the Saints. We need more three steps drops. Instead of having all wrs and te go 15 yards and no short routes to relieve our qbs.

    I’ve been seeing some bad play designs lately. Design to make both Qb to look bad due to bad pass blocking. Short to mid routes can be used to setup an occasional deep throws.

  25. adam from ny Says:

    yes but what exactly is the injury???…why is everyone so vague and keeping the description of the injury under wraps???

  26. Locked In Says:

    ^^^ it looks like he bruised his elbow ^^^

  27. bradinator Says:

    Bubble Wrapped for next season! Ow! The hits just keep coming.