Bruce Arians hasn’t typically focuse a ton on getting the ball to the tight end in the receiving game, but O.J. Howard has developed chemistry with Tom Brady and there’s no doubt he’s going to get some touches.
Especially if Evans isn’t in the game, Howard is going to be relied upon- likely more than any other TE- to open up the middle of the field and give Brady a few short and intermediate routes to open up the defense.
Howard is going to see his role amplified in the offense this season and that will begin this weekend against the Saints.
The Buccaneers and Saints will kickoff their respective seasons at 4:25 p.m. ET live in New Orleans, televised by FOX.