Tight end O.J. Howard is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals today.
An opportunity in Cincinnati might have to wait, however. The Bengals claimed former Patriots tight end Devin Asiasi off waivers on Wednesday, and head coach Zac Taylor later told reporters he didn’t anticipate making any more moves at the position for now.
The Buffalo Bills cut Howard on Tuesday after just five months with the organization. The Bills decided to jettison the former first-round pick despite guaranteeing him $3.2 million in the offseason. Howard looked slow during the preseason and caught just three passes on four targets with a TD in 78 exhibition snaps.
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers first-round pick owns an enticing pass-catching skill set, when healthy. Unfortunately, during his five seasons in Tampa, he was rarely able to stay on the field for a full season. Howard compiled 119 catches for 1,737 yards and 15 touchdowns in his five years with the Bucs.
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