Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Arizona Cardinals’ tight end Rob Housler is still considered day to day with a sprained right ankle, according to ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss. Housler missed Wednesday’s team practice due to his ailment, but spent time on the stationary bike while his teammates practiced inside. New head coach Bruce Arians has frequently used two-tight end sets on offense in the past, so he will likely play it safe with Housler right up until Arizona’s game this weekend. Housler’s versatility makes him an attractive option to play more of a “joker” tight end role where he would get moved around a lot, at times lining up in the backfield, split out wide, or in the slot. It is this versatility that will keep him on the field with the offense. Unfortunately, that also makes his health that much more of an issue, meaning coaches will probably take the “precautionary” approach. Housler likely figures into Bruce Arians’ long-term plans at the tight end position. He has tremendous upside because of his ability to create separation over the middle and also block in-line for the run game. Plus he is still on his rookie contract meaning he is very affordable. It is unknown at this time exactly how the Cardinals’ coaching staff feels about the rest of the players in Arizona’s tight end group, but Housler seems to be drawing solid reviews. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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