Daily Dawg Tags: Browns add another wide receiver
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns continued to tweak the roster on Tuesday as they signed wide receiver Bug Howard to the practice squad.
The Cleveland Browns made a roster move on Tuesday, adding wide receiver Bug Howard to the practice squad.
The team announced the transaction on its website.
Normally this would be minor news, but with the way the wide receiver group has collectively played through the first three weeks of the season, it wouldn’t be a huge surprise if Howard was on the field in an actual game at some point in the very near future.
Howard has good size at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds. He spent the preseason with the Indianapolis Colts after signing as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina, where he caught 146 passes for 2,048 yards and 18 touchdowns in 53 career games.
According to his draft profile at NFL.com, Howard catches the ball – a quality in short supply right now with the Browns – but is hampered by his lack of speed:
"Howard has the height and weight part, but is missing the speed and that could make finding a draft-day home a challenge. Howard is a possession receiver who can work in traffic and catch what is thrown to him, but he is unable to create enough separation with his routes. Howard’s lack of special teams experience is another obstacle he may have to overcome to make a roster."
Howard may be gone before you finish reading this, but with the Browns still working on the wide receiver position, he may be worth keeping an eye on.
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