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.
As an undrafted rookie in 2018, Howell primarily was contained to special-teams duty, logging 266 snaps in that realm versus just three on offense. With Alfred Blue and Foreman elsewhere, Howell has a path to reps behind the 28-year-old Miller, who has missed four games combined in three seasons as a member of the Texans. While the competition for that work could be fierce, those vying for the job lack experience in general outside of Taiwan Jones. Aside from Howell and Jones, Josh Ferguson, Damarea Crockett and Karan Higdon round out the RB depth chart. Aug 05 5:28 pm (EST)
- 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.
- Howell (hamstring) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Colts. All Buddy Howell News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
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|Dec 30||W 20 - 3||JAC||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 23||L 32 - 30||@ PHI||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 15||W 29 - 22||@ NYJ||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 09||L 24 - 21||IND||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 02||W 29 - 13||CLE||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 26||W 34 - 17||TEN||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 18||W 23 - 21||@ WAS||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 04||W 19 - 17||@ DEN||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 25||W 42 - 23||MIA||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 21||W 20 - 7||@ JAC||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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