The Tampa Bay Buccaneer have placed rookie tight end O.J Howard on injured reserve, joining a list of players that the Bucs have shut down recently.

Joining Howard as recent inclusions to the injured reserve are Tampa Bay safety Justin Evans, Vernon Hargreaves, JR Sweazy, and Adarius Glanton.

Howard had a decent rookie campaign hauling in 26 catches and 432 yards for 6 touchdowns