Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler (84) along the sidelines prior to playing the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Cardinals 24-21. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Arizona Cardinals to trade Rob Housler?


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.

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.

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  • eduardo

    There is only 32 picks in the first round. How could they of gotten him 69th overall in the first round

    • http://sbpra.com/paulvsuffriti Paul V. Suffriti

      “The Cardinals used the 69th-overall pick in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft to select Housler,”

      ….not sure you read it correctly….

      • eduardo

        He changed it

  • Earl Robertson

    Why would Dallas be a landing spot? That the last thing they need is another TE

  • eduardo

    He changed it after I commented. It said the first round not third

  • Rick Daniels

    Speddy pass catching specialist. trouble is, the guy can’t catch the ball.

    • DiamondBackPain

      I dont know what Housler you have been watching. He has pretty good hands. It’s the QB’s that can’t throw the ball to him that you are mistaking for bad hands.