Cardinals TE Rob Housler has zero catches in two games and has been targeted only once -- Carson Palmer's first pass attempt last week against the Dallas Cowboys.
HC Bruce Arians, when asked about the lack of balls thrown in Housler's direction, said the 25-year-old is "a given to me, so I don't need to see that part. Right now, we're not featuring Robby a lot in the passing game. It's more blocking, and I think he's improved tremendously."
"We know he can run and catch," Arians said. "If we want to feature him, we've got a bunch of packages where we can feature him."
We'd like to see Housler more involved in the passing game in the preseason, but we're not expecting him to stay in and block regularly after Arians basically said he was a WR playing TE earlier in the summer. This lack of involvement is driving his price down, so he's still a nice upside TE2 that can be had in the later rounds. Arians will want to use Housler's speed in the seam.