Howell rushed 15 times for 84 yards and a touchdown and wasn't targeted in the passing game in the Texans' 30-23 preseason win over the Lions on Saturday.
The second-year back led all ballcarriers in rushing attempts and yardage on the night, averaging an impressive 5.6 yards per tote along the way. Howell's long run was a modest 14 yards, meaning he consistently picked up solid chunks of real estate throughout the night. The Texans now have Duke Johnson in the fold as an experienced complement to Lamar Miller, but there certainly could be room for Howell as the third back, a role he likely went a long way toward securing with Saturday's production. Aug 18 12:37 am (EST)
- Howell is in contention for the backup job to starting running back Lamar Miller in the wake of the Texans waiving D'Onta Foreman, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
- Howell is expected to play a significant role on special teams in 2019, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. "I just know they want me here for special teams, to make an impact on special teams. So, that's my thing. If it get a carry, that's a bonus for me," the running back said.
- The Texans have listed Howell (hamstring) as inactive for Saturday's wild-card clash with the Colts. All Buddy Howell News
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2019 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 03||W 26 - 3||@ JAC||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 27||W 27 - 24||OAK||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 20||L 30 - 23||@ IND||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 13||W 31 - 24||@ KC||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 06||W 53 - 32||ATL||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 29||L 16 - 10||CAR||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 22||W 27 - 20||@ LAC||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 15||W 13 - 12||JAC||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Sep 09||L 30 - 28||@ NO||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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