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Injury Report For Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard

An interior view of the Tampa bay Buccaneers stadium.

Raymond James Stadium scoreboard and pirate ship as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Baltimore Ravens September 10, 2006 in Tampa. The Ravens defeated the Bucs 27 - 0. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard was in the middle of a strong second season before getting hurt on Sunday. Now, his year is over.

Howard suffered season-ending foot and ankle injuries while being tackled after a 24-yard-gain in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. He has been placed on IR.

The Bucs announced the move a short time ago.

Howard, a 2017 first-round pick out of Alabama, also had his rookie campaign cut short by injury. He missed the final two games of the 2017 season.

This fall, Howard recorded 565 yards and five touchdowns on 34 receptions. He was one of only five tight ends with 500 or more receiving yards through Week 11.

Howard will be replaced mostly by veteran Cam Brate. Fantasy owners, take note: Brate has a history of putting up solid numbers with Jameis Winston, who was named the Bucs' starter for this week.

The Bucs will take on the San Francisco 49ers at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.