This officially ends Howard’s 2020 season with just two games remaining and Houston unlikely to make the playoffs.
Howard, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Texans out of Alabama State back in 2019. He’s in the second year of his four-year, $12,225,554 rookie contract that included a $6,911,312 signing bonus.
The Texans will have a fifth-year option to pick up on Howard in 2022.
In 2020, Howard has appeared in 14 games for the Texans, making 14 starts for them.