Hamstring Issue For O.J. Howard

October 23rd, 2019

There’s a new addition to the Buccaneers’ first official post-bye injury list.

It’s the heralded No. 19 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The Bucs had their lone practice of the week in full pads today and Howard was listed as “limited” with a hamstring injury.

Demar Dotson (hamstring) also was limited and his hopeful to play, which would spare fans another look at Josh Wells right tackle. Brashad Perriman (hamstring) was at full participation, as expected. Guard Alex Cappa was ruled out for Sunday along with linebacker Jack Cichy.

The Howard injury is one to watch. He had bad luck with injuries in his first two seasons, and hamstrings have way of lingering and affecting speed.

25 Responses to “Hamstring Issue For O.J. Howard”

  1. Pewter power Says:

    I wouldn’t mind seeing what it’s like without oj Howard, it will either stop the trade talk or it will get louder. But please DeMar sucks at full speed please dont rush him back.

  2. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Maybe saving him from injury before trade DL…hope not he needs a QB that does his talent justice

  3. tmaxcon Says:

    Pewter power

    only low standard bucfan believes this dude has value. remember actual nfl franchise watch this players… oj has done nothing in this league and is hurt more than healthy. again no one hands out free passes like low standard bucfan… no one on this roster has trade value other godwin the rest are xfl backups or have bad contracts…

  4. ClodHopper Says:

    Does it matter? It’ll be like driving in the rain with the passenger wiper not working. Who cares? You don’t use it anyways.

  5. Mitch Says:

    He would be a pro bowl caliber player year in and year out with a different offense, maybe different QB, and less injury vulnerability…. it’s unfortunate that all three are mainly outside of his control.

  6. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Should have traded him when they had the chance. His best ability isn’t his availability historically.

  7. lars tater salad Says:

    Jameis reported as limited. He is totally healthy, just limited.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    October 23rd, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    blah blah I think everyone to ever play for this franchise sucks except Jameis and Sapp, cuz I’m an old, bitter idiot who repeats the exact same sentence 20x a day on a sports blog.

    such low standards:

    In the 2015 CFB National Championship a TE recorded 5 catches for 208 yards and 2 TDs.

    In 2016, that same TE caught 4 passes for 106 yards and 1 TD in the National Championship.

    That same TE runs a 4.51 40, is 6.6, and weighs 251lbs (Comparison to Mike Evans: 4.53, 6’5, 231lbs)

    That TE’s name is OJ Howard, and he could whoop your candy@ss with 1 hand tied behind his back.

    Oh and he has the 18th highest catch rate in the entire league. The only Buc ahead of him is Chris Godwin. But yea he’s proba bust since they don’t throw him the ball more than 2 – 3x a game.

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Limited by coaches instruction?
    Limited by his weaknesses?
    Limited by ability?
    Limited opportunities?
    Limited future with the Bucs?

  10. SB Says:

    This guy is softer than Charmin and we aren’t utilizing his Skills properly anyway.
    UNLOAD him while we can still get something for him.
    I wanted to trade up for McCaffery but in the immortal acronyms of DB55 “WTFDIK”?

  11. SB Says:


  12. SB Says:

    AHHHHH so I am not even allowed to type his name.

  13. tmaxcon Says:


    Like all your failed heros oj has not accomplished anything of substance…. low standard bucfan the king of meaningless stats, meaningless rankings and making excuses for losing…. whose the idiot after all…. on field results are on my side

  14. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    No you cannot say tampax’s name here.

    I am surprised we haven’t seen more 12 personnel with OJ in the slot. We could run the ball if the defense is in nickel, or pass if they’re in base.
    I would basically stay in 12 because no matter who they put on the field, OJ has a mismatch. Then keep your other TE in to block.

  15. Buc50 Says:

    We’d be fools to trade OJ. The kid is talented with a bad QB. Bad franchises make bad personnel decisions and trading him to the Patriots of all teams would be a major blunder.

  16. Says:

    OJ is a good player and has a chance to be great. He is also the 3rd most productive TE of his draft ROUND even though first TE off the board. With sooo sooo many holes we were duped into the “draft the board mentality.” Think you can get a first rounder for him today? Good luck

  17. WillieG Says:

    BP is going to play? Great, we need a really fast guy who can’t get open or catch the ball.

  18. Clw JB Says:

    for a 15th overall in the 1st round, we have not gotten proper value – plain and simple

    A borderline bust at this point

    The “loaded” TE position, not so loaded after all…

    Oh, and the secondary is fixed too…

  19. Ndog Says:

    AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:
    October 23rd, 2019 at 4:23 pm
    Maybe saving him from injury before trade DL…hope not he needs a QB that does his talent justice

    Yep all those drops right in his hands and fumble while running with the ball are all the QBs fault. The scary part is you are so CLUELESS you actually believe it is. Get a new hobby buddy.

  20. Babybread Says:

    Does the hamstring and his speed matter? He’s not running routes he’s blocking. Keep him in there. Lol

  21. BucFan81 Says:

    Maybe I was wrong I was on board with trading Cam Brate to save 7 million and keeping OJ. However OJ is always hurt and has not lived up to where he was drafted. At least Cam Brate plays through Injury dude was all beat up last year I think with his Hip and gutted it out for the whole year.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    @ t max

    a team being bad =/= all it’s players being bad

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    Howard has turned into a bit of a mystery as to his lack of involvement with the Bucs on game days. I mean 1st round picks that played at Alabama should be great at the next level. Something off kilter somewhere for some reason.

  24. adam from ny Says:

    they’re holding him out because he’s on the trading block…

    and is prone to injuries

  25. Bucsfanman Says:

    Been a disappointing year for OJ to say the least! Drops, fumbles, and injuries with no production.
    Hopefully that changes soon. Otherwise, bye Felicia!