Weinfuss expects the Cardinals to keep four tight ends on their 53-man roster, but adds that Housler will still need to prove his worth this summer.
Housler doesn’t fit the block-first type of tight end that Bruce Arians has utilized in his offense, so there is a chance that Housler could be moved if a team were to show interest.
Evan Silva of Rotoworld specifically mentioned that the Falcons, Giants, Packers and Patriots could all use a pass-catching tight end.
Housler, 25, has been mentioned as a possible break out candidate for the past two seasons, but he has been largely disappointing. He appeared in 13 games last season and caught 39 passes for 454 yards which include his first and only NFL touchdown.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, “chances are the Jets will take a backfield-by-committee approach” this season.
Close to a month ago, Bart Hubbach of the New York Post mentioned that he was hearing that Rice’s punishment from the NFL will be “significant” and could result in a 4-6 game suspension.
The Ravens added veteran RB Justin Forsett in free agency and also drafted Lorenzo Taliaferro in the fourth-round of this year’s draft, so they are clearly preparing to be without him for at least a few weeks.
Rice, 27, is coming off of a hugely disappointing 2013 season in which he recorded just 660 yards rushing on 214 carries (3.1 YPC) and four touchdowns. He also contributed 58 receptions for 321 yards receiving.
Rice is entering the third year of his five-year, $35 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed. Another disappointing season from Rice and the Ravens could consider moving taking the cap savings and move on.