Tight end Rob Housler’s stay with the Arizona Cardinals could be coming to an end in the very near future.
According to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, Housler could be traded some time this summer.
A speedy pass-catching specialist, Housler is underutilized in Bruce Arians’ offense, which favors blocking specialists at tight end. As a contract year player who has not met expectations in Arizona, Housler should be available for the right price. New Giants coordinator Ben McAdoo is believed to be seeking a tight end with Housler’s skill set.
Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com is hearing the same.
I’ve been saying for a while what @ChrisWesseling wrote today: TE Rob Housler is a definite (if not likely) trade candidate.
— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) May 25, 2014
Wesseling lists two former NFC East rivals of the Cardinals – the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles as potential landing spots for Housler. The New England Patriots, who are clearly in the market for a tight end with Rob Gronkowski’s health once again in doubt, could also get into the mix.
Housler was little-known in college but after running a 4.46 40-yard dash, the Florida Atlantic Owls’ star was put on the map. The Cardinals used the 69th-overall pick in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft to select Housler, but he has failed to live up to his billing. Still, at 26, several teams likely would love to try to make something of him.
Housler made 39 receptions for 454 yards and a touchdown last season and has 1,0o4 career yards on 96 catches in three NFL seasons.