An image from the Nov. 4, 2018 regular season away game against the Denver Broncos.  The Texans won 19-17.

Buddy Howell



Experience: 2 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 23

Weight: 218 lbs

College: Florida Atlantic


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TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Miami Dolphins as a college free agent on May 10, 2018…Waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 1, 2018…Claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans on Sept. 2, 2018.

2018 (Houston 15/0; 0/0):

Finished with nine special teams tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games as a rookie

Active, but did not play in Week 1 at New England (9/9)

Made his NFL debut and contributed on special teams at Tennessee (9/16)

Recorded his first career special teams tackle vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23)

Contributed on special teams at Indianapolis (9/30)

Appeared on special teams vs. Dallas (10/7)

Recorded a career-high two special teams tackles and first career forced fumble vs. Buffalo (10/14)

Contributed on special teams at Jacksonville (10/21)

Recorded one special teams tackle vs. Miami (10/25)

Notched one special teams tackle at Denver (11/4)

Tallied one special teams tackle at Washington (11/18)

Contributed on special teams vs. Tennessee (11/26)

Appeared on special teams and recorded one fumble recovery vs. Cleveland (12/2)

Contributed on special teams vs. Indianapolis (12/9)

Finished with a career-high three special teams tackles at the N.Y. Jets (12/15)

Appeared on special teams at Philadelphia (12/23)

Contributed on special teams vs. Jacksonville (12/30)

Inactive in the Wild Card Round vs. Indianapolis (1/5)