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Rob Housler | Tight End

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (69) / ARZ
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Patriots signed TE Rob Housler to a reserve/future contract.
The ex-Cardinal has spent the past two years bouncing around the league, making zero appearances in 2016. Going on 29, Housler will be a long-shot to crack the Patriots' 53-man roster. Jan 19 - 5:15 PM

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Free agent TE Rob Housler worked out for the Raiders.

Housler worked out for the Packers a day earlier, so he's been making the rounds. The Raiders could use an extra body with Lee Smith (leg) on I.R. and Clive Walford nursing a knee injury. Mychal Rivera and Ryan O'Malley, who was just signed off the practice squad, are the Raiders' only healthy tight ends.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 06:20:00 PM

Free agent TE Rob Housler worked out for the Packers.

The Packers are a tight end short with Jared Cook battling an ankle injury. Housler caught just four passes in 10 games between the Browns and Bears last season.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Bears released TE Rob Housler.

A top-70 pick in the 2011 draft, it simply has never come together for Housler, who is a top-shelf athletic specimen but struggles to catch and block.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Bears re-signed TE Rob Housler to a one-year contract.

Added in December after being waived/injured by the Browns, Housler caught three passes for 27 yards in four games with Chicago. He will fight for a roster spot in camp. With Zach Miller still a free agent and Martellus Bennett's future still in limbo, the Bears have questions to answer at tight end.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 11:10:00 AM

Bears signed TE Rob Housler.

A 2015 free agent bust for the Browns, Housler will back up Zach Miller as a pass catcher with Martellus Bennett (ribs) landing on injured reserve.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Free agent TEs Rob Housler and Nick Kasa worked out for the Bears on Tuesday.

Martellus Bennett (ribs) participated in Monday's practice, but this is an indication his Week 13 status remains up in the air. Housler was released off the Browns' injured reserve two weeks ago.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 06:07:00 PM

Browns waived TE Rob Housler from injured reserve.

Housler was sent to I.R. with a hamstring issue two weeks ago. A colossal bust after signing a one-year, $1.76 million contract, Housler turns 28 in March. His once-promising career is headed in the wrong direction.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Browns placed TE Rob Housler on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

Cornerback De'Ante Saunders was promoted from the practice squad to take Housler's roster spot. Signed to a one-year, $1.76 million contract in the offseason, Housler was given a golden opportunity to jump-start his career after a lost four years in Arizona. He didn't do anything in camp or preseason and was a weekly non-factor the first half of the season, catching one ball for six yards.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 11:31:00 AM

Browns retained TE Rob Housler on their 53-man roster.

UDFA E.J. Bibbs also made the final roster. Housler struggled all training camp, but he has the receiving upside the Browns desperately need. He is not on the fantasy radar right now, but he is a name to watch.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:31:00 PM

The Akron Beacon-Journal said UDFA TE E.J Bibbs is pushing Rob Housler for a roster spot.

As a theoretically good pass catcher heading to a team with few, Housler generated some buzz in the fantasy community after he joined the Browns in free agency. As it turns out, Housler's receiving game chops have not been all they were cracked up to be, and now he is fighting with an undrafted rookie for a roster spot. Housler can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Rob Housler failed to secure his lone target in the Browns' preseason opener Thursday night.

The Browns opened the game in a two-tight end set with Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray, leaving Housler a distant third or fourth on the depth chart. He was also outplayed by UDFA E.J. Bibbs, who caught all three of his targets for 29 yards. Browns beat writers have Housler on the roster bubble and in serious danger.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 11:24:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said it's obvious TE Rob Housler needs to work on catching the ball.

It's not a good sign when you're a pass-catching tight end and you're getting called out by the head coach for failing to catch the football. Housler is listed third on the depth chart, behind Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Rob Housler is listed as the No. 3 tight end on the Browns' first depth chart of training camp.

He's behind Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray. Housler has never lacked for athletic upside, but he failed to earn consistent playing time in Arizona, and is now low on the depth chart in Cleveland. Housler remains someone to monitor over the course of camp. There simply isn't much receiving talent on the Browns.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 07:47:00 PM

Coach Mike Pettine referred to TE Rob Housler as "the ideal 'F.'"

The "F" position refers to the move tight end spot, a player that is often detached from the line. That's where Housler, a 6'5/248 specimen with 4.55 speed and a 37-inch vertical, wins. Don't be surprised if he breaks his previous career-high of 45 catches, set in 2012. Housler's current ADP is undrafted in standard-sized leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 09:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Mike Gillislee
2James White
3Dion Lewis
4Rex Burkhead
5Brandon Bolden
GLB1Mike Gillislee
2Dion Lewis
3RB1James White
2Mike Gillislee
FB1James Develin
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Matthew Slater
WR21Brandin Cooks
2Malcolm Mitchell
3Danny Amendola
4Devin Lucien
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Dwayne Allen
3Matt Lengel
4Rob Housler
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
LG1Joe Thuney
2Jamil Douglas
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Shaq Mason
2Chris Barker
3Chase Farris
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Cameron Fleming
3Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski