We've placed TE O.J. Howard on IR and promoted WR Cyril Grayson to the active roster.https://t.co/7DafyZOcXi
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) October 6, 2020
Howard tore his Achilles in Sunday’s win against the Chargers. He’ll look to rehab and come back in 2021.
Howard, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2017. He signed a four-year, $11.094 million contract that included a $6.208 million signing bonus and he stands to make a base salary of $1.97 million for the 2020 season.
Howard’s contract includes a fifth-year option that the Buccaneers picked up this offseason. It’s worth mentioning that his fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury.
In 2020, Howard appeared in four games for the Buccaneers and caught 11 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown.