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3 Teams That Should Sign Jordan Howard Following Release From Dolphins

Isaiah De Los Santos
These 3 teams should seriously look at Jordan Howard after his release from the Dolphins.
These 3 teams should seriously look at Jordan Howard after his release from the Dolphins. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images
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The Miami Dolphins just released running back Jordan Howard after he was inactive for Week 10. Howard only appeared in five games for the Dolphins, registering 28 total rushing attempts for a whopping 33 yards.

However, the former fifth-rounder also accounted for 4 rushing touchdowns with Miami, and he's a two-time 1,000-yard rusher. These three teams should consider taking a chance on the running back following his release.

3. Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers got the unfortunate news on Monday that running back Christian McCaffrey will likely miss multiple games due to the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 9. McCaffrey's constant struggle with injuries makes Howard a decent option to handle backup duties while Mike Davis steps up to fill in as lead back for at least the next few games.

2. Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are dealing with their own injured starting running back. Summer acquisition David Johnson was placed on the injured reserve list after suffering a concussion in Week 9. That means Duke Johnson will now move up the depth chart, making Buddy Howell the backup. However, Howell only has five career rushes. Howard's experience would be a huge boost to the Texans' RB corps.

1. Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears also have a pair of injuries at running back, as Tarik Cohen (ACL) is out for the season and David Montgomery (concussion) has been declared out for Monday night's matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. That leaves WR/RB hybrid Cordarrelle Patterson as the lead back for now. Howard's history with the Bears (he played for them from 2016-2018) and Chicago's injury troubles could mean a reunion is best for both sides. The running back racked up 24 rushing TDs across 3 seasons with the Bears.


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