Buccaneers tight end Howard could miss month

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard is expected to miss up to four weeks with a sprained MCL, ESPN reported on Monday.

Sep 30, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive back Kevin Toliver (22) defends against Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard (80) during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Howard was a casualty in the 48-10 blowout loss at Chicago on Sunday.

Howard has 11 catches for 222 yards and a touchdown this season.

The Buccaneers have two weeks before returning to the field and could make adjustments during the bye week with Jameis Winston expected to be at the helm.

Without Howard, Cameron Brate is expected to start.

—Field Level Media

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