Rob Housler TE CLE 4 months ago

Housler has signed a one-year, $1.76 million contract with the Browns, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Housler, who will help fill the void left by the departure of Jordan Cameron, will join a Cleveland tight end corps that also includes Jim Dray and Gary Barnidge. While Housler recorded just nine catches for 129 yards in 15 games for the Cards this past season, he has the athletic ability to emerge as a vertical threat at the position for the Browns, given the increased target load he seems bound to earn in 2015.

Rob Housler TE CLE 4 months ago

Housler will visit the Browns on Wednesday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Housler played 15 games with the Cardinals in 2014, but was limited to just nine receptions on 17 targets. If the two sides are able to agree to a deal, Housler would likely end up competing for reps with Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray in what would amount to a timeshare situation. The Browns, who continue to search for a replacement for Jordan Cameron, had expressed interest in Housler earlier in the offseason.

Rob Housler TE CLE 7 months ago

Housler played 30 of the Cardinals' 70 offensive snaps during Sunday's loss in San Francisco, Football Outsiders reports.

Playing second (or third) fiddle to fellow tight end Darren Fells (48 snaps) for the fourth game in a row, Housler still managed to gather in one of two targets for 20 yards in the season finale. Housler's line for the year (nine catches for 129 yards) is a far cry from past campaigns, which is unlikely to change in Saturday's wild-card contest at Carolina with deep reserve Ryan Lindley again under center.

Rob Housler TE CLE 8 months ago

Housler took the field for 19 of the Cardinals' 64 offensive snaps during Thursday's victory in St. Louis, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Darren Fells earned far more run than fellow tight ends John Carlson (21 snaps) and Housler for the second game in a row, with 47 in all. While Housler himself wasn't targeted but took one carry for one yard, the quarterback situation in Arizona is unstable due to Drew Stanton's knee sprain, meaning owners should continue to sidestep their TE trio.

Rob Housler TE CLE 8 months ago

Housler played 21 of the Cardinals' 69 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory against the Chiefs, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Housler hauled in his only target for 20 yards, representing the primary contribution to the box score from a Cardinals tight end. However, he was doubled up in the snap game by fellow TE Darren Fells (42 versus 21), while John Carlson picked up 17. Because Housler and Carlson have left much to be desired as blockers this season, Fells, a former pro basketball player, may have risen to the top on the backs of his blocking prowess. In any case, Carlson has only mustered seven catches for 96 yards this season, meaning he should remain on the scrap heap as the fantasy playoffs continue.

Rob Housler TE CLE 9 months ago

Housler played 17 of the Cardinals' 66 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory versus the Rams, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Housler has averaged more than a target per game this season -- 1.4, to be exact -- but he only recorded his fifth reception of the season Sunday. On a positive note, he was on the receiving end of Drew Stanton's first pass following Carson Palmer's knee injury. Coach Bruce Arians is apt to put Stanton in the best situation to succeed, which could be a boon to Housler's previously waning prospects.

Rob Housler TE CLE 10 months ago

Housler played 31-of-70 offensive snaps during Sunday's victory against Washington, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Once again, Housler fell far behind John Carlson (59) in terms of snaps, a trend that is showing no signs of letting up. Housler himself tripled his catch count on the season, though, hauling in two balls (on three targets) for 15 yards. If in desperate need of a tight end in a given week, the scorched earth nature of the waiver wire should yield a more productive tight end option, ensuring Housler's residence on the sideline in fantasy.

Rob Housler TE CLE 10 months ago

Housler (hip) is listed as active Sunday in Denver, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With Drew Stanton again under center in place of Carson Palmer (shoulder), Housler isn't a great bet to aid fantasy pursuits, considering Stanton avoided the tight end during 25 snaps in Week 2, or Housler's last appearance.

Rob Housler TE CLE 10 months ago

Housler (hip) is probable for Sunday's game against Denver.

Housler is ready to go for Sunday, but with just a 16-yard catch on the year he isn't much of a fantasy consideration these days.

Rob Housler TE CLE 10 months ago

Housler (hip) practiced in full Wednesday, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Housler was deemed inactive in the last game prior to the Cardinals' Week 4 bye, but his current activity level will likely result in active status Sunday in Denver. It remains to be seen if he can factor into a passing game directed by backup quarterback Drew Stanton, who didn't target Housler during the tight end's 25 snaps in Week 2.