Rob Housler TE CHI 2 months ago

Housler has re-signed with the Bears on a one-year contract.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Housler signed with the Bears in December of last year, paving the way for him to actually start Chicago's season finale in wake of injuries at tight end. While Martellus Bennett could depart Chicago this offseason, Zach Miller remains to block Housler's path to playing time in 2016.

Rob Housler TE CHI 4 months ago

Housler recorded four catches for 33 yards across 10 games with the Browns and Bears.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Housler started the Bears' final game of the season with Martellus Bennett (ribs) and Zach Miller (toe) sitting out, recording two catches for 18 yards in the Week 17 loss. With both Bennett and Miller expected back for 2016, Housler will have a difficult time climbing higher than third on the depth chart at tight end if he ends up sticking around with the Bears in training camp.

Rob Housler TE CHI 5 months ago

Housler will start at tight end for the Bears in Sunday's matchup against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Zach Miller (toe) ruled out for the season finale, Housler will receive his first opportunity to see extended snaps. Still, given that he has just one catch in his previous three games with the Bears and rarely delivered strong production in previous season as a starter for the Cardinals, Housler isn't an attractive punt play option in daily formats.

Rob Housler TE CHI 6 months ago

Housler was signed by the Bears on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Martellus Bennett (ribs) placed on injured reserve, the Bears need some depth behind Zach Miller. Although he has apparently recovered from the hamstring injury he dealt with earlier this year, Housler is unlikely to have a key role in the passing game.

Rob Housler TE CHI 7 months ago

Housler (hamstring) has been placed on IR by the Browns.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Housler, who suffered his hamstring injury back on Oct. 18, ended up catching just one pass for six yards in six games in his first season with the Browns. With Housler unavailable, Jim Dray and E.J. Bibbs remain in the Browns' depth TE mix behind starter Gary Barnidge.

Rob Housler TE CHI 1 year 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 CHI 1 year 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 CHI 1 year 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 CHI 1 year 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 CHI 1 year 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.