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Rob Housler | Tight End | #88

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/17/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: Florida Atlantic
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (69) / ARZ
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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. Mar 14 - 11:10 AM

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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

Browns TE Rob Housler "has been a fixture" with the first team at OTAs.

The Browns are counting on Housler to replace Jordan Cameron. Housler will lose blocking snaps to Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray, but has potential to be one of Cleveland’s top pass-game options. Housler’s only competition for targets is Dwayne Bowe, Andrew Hawkins and Brian Hartline.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 06:43:00 PM

The Akron Beacon-Journal believes TE Rob Housler could be a big part of the Browns' offense.

Housler had interest from multiple teams, but reportedly signed with Cleveland "because of the opportunities he expects" in new OC John DeFilippo's scheme. The Browns plan to use Housler in a Jordan Cameron role, featuring him as a vertical threat in the middle of the field. With only Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline ahead of him for targets, Housler has potential to emerge as one of the Browns' top pass-catching options.
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 03:35:00 PM

Browns signed TE Rob Housler to a one-year, $1.76 million contract.

The deal includes a $750,000 signing bonus. It's a nice low-risk, high-upside addition for a team looking to replace Jordan Cameron with some weaponry. Back at the 2011 Combine, Housler ran 4.55 with a 37-inch vertical at 6'5/248. He's been limited to 105 catches in the four years since and struggled badly with drops in 2013, but he was a terrible fit in Bruce Arians' TE-unfriendly scheme. Housler will have a much larger opportunity to capitalize on his athletic skill set in Cleveland, where there's no pass-catching tight end in front of him. He's been called a wideout in a tight end's body.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 12:25:00 PM

Free agent TE Rob Housler is visiting the Browns on Wednesday.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported late last month that the sides had mutual interest in a deal, but Housler ended up visiting the Bengals first. He's also drawn interest from the Ravens and Falcons. The Browns have zero pass-catching talent at tight end, so Housler could be a priority.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 07:38:00 PM

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QB1Jay Cutler
2Brian Hoyer
3B.J. Daniels
RB1Jeremy Langford
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Ka'Deem Carey
4Jordan Howard
GLB1Jeremy Langford
2Jordan Howard
3RB1Jeremy Langford
2Jacquizz Rodgers
FB1Paul Lasike
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Eddie Royal
3Marc Mariani
4Daniel Braverman
5Deonte Thompson
WR21Kevin White
2Josh Bellamy
3Cameron Meredith
4Marquess Wilson
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Zach Miller
2Tony Moeaki
3Khari Lee
4Rob Housler
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Mike Adams
3Garry Williams
LG1Cody Whitehair
C1Ted Larsen
2Cornelius Edison
3Khaled Holmes
RG1Kyle Long
2Amini Silatolu
RT1Bobby Massie
2Jason Weaver
K1Robbie Gould