Arizona Cardinals Rob Housler Rumored To Be On Trade Block


Oct 21, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Rob Housler (84) catches a pass for 8 yards against the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth quarter at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals currently have six tight ends on their roster and it is clear that the team will not keep that many on the final 53. So who is expendable? the team picked up a prospect in the draft that from all appearances looks like a good choice. That selection came solely because of the lack of production they were getting from the high expectation tight end from the previous regime Rob Housler.

According to Chris Wesseling of, Housler’s time in Arizona may be coming to an end sooner than later, the three year man has yet to put his full capability on the field and part of that may be the scheme the coaching staff is running.

It looks like Housler is getting a bad rap because his first few seasons the previous regime didn’t have the quarterback to get him the ball and when he did get his opportunities this past season with a decent quarterback he did not take advantage of them.

Housler may lack the nastiness needed to play in the Bruce Arians system where the tight end is block first and seldomly catch second. How much value is Housler on the market should he be released or dealt in a trade? believe it or not there is much value because some coaching staff that has a system that throws to the tight end will indeed see him as a fix it project.

Coaches like Bill Belichick and Tom Coughlin and a few others may see him as a perfect fit, or he can go where all under achievers go to get a second chance, to Oakland.
This can be an opportunity for Housler to finally get his career on track and use his skill set to his advantage,

Nevertheless, in Arizona Housler looks like the odd man out after the new receivers brought in like Ted Ginn, John Brown, Walt Powell, and the addition of tight end John Carlson,and of course the existing duo of Fitzgerald and Floyd, that is all the passing you need and a pass catching tight end will not get much production in this scheme no matter who he is.