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Tracy Howard
Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-04-29) April 29, 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth: Miramar, Florida
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
Undrafted in 2016
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2016)
Career highlights and awards
*USA Today High School All-American (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles     20
Forced fumbles     0
Pass deflections     1
Interceptions     0

Tracy Howard, Jr. (born April 29, 1994) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Miami. He signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Early lifeEdit

A native of Miramar, Florida, Howard attended Miramar High School. Playing wide receiver as a freshman,[1] he was one of the targets of quarterback Geno Smith. He was converted to defensive back in his sophomore year and remained at that position. Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Howard was listed as the No. 1 cornerback prospect in his class.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft, Howard signed with the Cleveland Browns on May 5, 2016.[3] He played in 15 games with three starts recording 20 tackles and one pass defended.

On April 20, 2017, Howard was released by the Browns.[4]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On April 21, 2017, Howard was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[5] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was released on September 8, 2017.

Miami DolphinsEdit

On December 21, 2017, Howard was signed to the Miami Dolphins' practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on January 1, 2018.[9] He was waived by the Dolphins on May 10, 2018 with a failed physical.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Top-ranked CB Tracy Howard thrives in secondary
  2. https://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-2898
  3. "Browns agree to terms with 11 undrafted free agents". ClevelandBrowns.com. May 5, 2016. http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-agree-to-terms-with-11-undrafted-free-agents/f1807d7d-0132-475e-b3b1-7546cf97b481. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. "Browns release three players". April 20, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180504093737/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-release-three-players/0a95ed2a-8198-48e3-b02b-517907c4e015.
  5. Alper, Josh (April 21, 2017). "Jaguars claim Tracy Howard off of waivers". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/21/jaguars-claim-tracy-howard-off-of-waivers/.
  6. Oehser, John (September 2, 2017). "Jaguars reduce active roster to 53 players". Archived from the original on September 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170905032258/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-reduce-active-roster-to-53-players/11928d4a-71bb-4c27-af08-70f67c3242e8.
  7. "Jaguars sign players to 10-man practice squad". September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180215032239/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-sign-players-to-10-man-practice-squad/45b85d8a-e886-48d1-86df-9db267266251.
  8. "Dolphins Sign DB Tracy Howard To Practice Squad". December 21, 2017. http://nfltraderumors.co/dolphins-sign-db-tracy-howard-practice-squad/.
  9. "Dolphins Sign 8 To Futures Contracts". January 1, 2018. http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/press-releases/article-1/Dolphins-Sign-8-To-Futures-Contracts/2c0fdc8a-f590-4dc9-aa93-b893ccb3ddc0.
  10. "Miami Dolphins Waive Howard". May 10, 2018. http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/press-releases/article-1/Miami-Dolphins-Waive-Howard/df43474c-de13-4f6f-a6e5-45da11193b6b.

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