I think the Bucs will cut bait with Howard, either by trade or cut. He’s ended up the season on IR three times. That’s when you need him around. It sucks for Howard. Its not that OJ is doing something wrong, he’s just injury prone. He’ll play somewhere, but the Bucs can’t afford to spend $6 mil on a guy who’s likely to be hurt. That $6 mil could go a long way toward signing one of the many free agent players who might be wanting to come to the Bucs. Unless he’s willing to take a paycut, which I doubt, I don’t think the Bucs will keep him around. They may be able to get a late round pick because somebody else will take a chance on him at that price level.