Bug Howard

Bug Howard

Wide Receiver #84
Team: Denver Broncos
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 221 lb.
College:North Carolina
Age:25
Born:November 28, 1994
Drafted:2017 / UDFA

Bug Howard: Done in Denver

The Broncos waived Howard on Monday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Howard spent 2019 bouncing on and off of Denver's practice squad due to an ankle injury sustained in training camp, but he's now become expendable following the arrival of fourth-round rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. He'll work to get another shot elsewhere in the league.

April 27, 2020 12:27 PM EST

Bug Howard: Remains with Broncos

Howard signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Howard latched on with Denver in the spring but suffered an injury during the preseason before joining the practice squad in December. The 25-year-old is still looking to make his NFL debut since going undrafted in 2017.

December 30, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Bug Howard: Rejoins Denver

Howard (ankle) signed with the Broncos' practice squad Wednesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Howard was with the Broncos in training camp but went down with an ankle injury and was eventually waived off injured reserve with an injury settlement. The 25-year-old could be promoted to the active roster should the team suffer any more injuries at tight end.

December 4, 2019 7:36 PM EST

Bug Howard: Waived with injury settlement

Howard (ankle) was waived with an injury settlement Friday, according to the NFL's transaction report.

Analysis: Howard was placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury a little over a week ago, but the Broncos ultimately decided to part ways with the 24-year-old wideout.

September 2, 2019 9:33 PM EST

Bug Howard: Ankle injury lingers

Howard was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Howard has been managing an ankle injury since July 26, and will likely spend the remainder of the season on IR due to its severity. The 24-year-old briefly returned to practice in training camp, but did not manage to fully shed the ankle problem. He'll now turn his attention towards getting fully healthy.

August 21, 2019 12:52 PM EST

Bug Howard: Placed on IR

Howard was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It remains to be seen what sort of injury Howard is managing, but he dealt with an ankle issue earlier in training camp. The 24-year-old tight end will remain on IR for the entire season barring an injury settlement.

August 21, 2019 10:43 AM EST

Bug Howard: Back at practice

Howard (ankle) returned for Sunday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Howard had been carted off the field during practice July 26 due to the ankle injury, but finally made his return to the field. He'll resume his quest to make the roster as a depth tight end, but faces a tough test with four players listed ahead of him.

August 11, 2019 11:17 AM EST

Bug Howard: Will miss some time

Head coach Vic Fangio said Howard (ankle) will be out at least a couple of weeks, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Howard had to be carted off the practice field Thursday after sustaining the injury during red-zone drills. The injury comes at a bad time for the 24-year-old, as he tries to make Denver's active roster after not playing in the NFL last season.

July 26, 2019 3:16 PM EST

Bug Howard: Will get MRI

Howard will get an MRI to determine the severity of an apparent ankle injury, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Howard had to be carted off the field Thursday after sustaining the injury during red-zone drills. Klis also reported that preliminary x-rays offered some encouragement for the situation. Howard spent the 2017 season on the Browns' practice squad and didn't play for an NFL team last season.

July 25, 2019 5:29 PM EST

Bug Howard: Lands in Denver

Howard signed a contract with the Broncos on Monday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Analysis: Howard went undrafted out of North Carolina in 2017 and spent his rookie season on the Browns' practice squad. He did not play for an NFL team in 2018. The 6-foot-4, 221-pound wideout will work to flash on special teams in the hope of earning a depth role.

May 13, 2019 4:55 PM EST

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