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Thomas Howard | Linebacker | #51

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
College: UTEP
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (38) / OAK
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KRON Bay Area 4 reports former Bengals and Raiders LB Thomas Howard was killed Monday in a high-speed car accident on an Oakland highway.
Howard was allegedly driving over 100 MPH when he lost control of his BMW sedan and collided with a semi-truck in the left lane. Howard's BMW later struck a Chevy Monte Carlo and Honda CRV. The driver of the Honda was also killed, while the Monte Carlo owner was hospitalized. The accident is believed to have occurred at roughly 12:50AM Monday. Howard was a second-round pick by Al Davis' Raiders in 2006. He was a starter for five years in the NFL. Mon, Nov 18, 2013 04:37:00 PM

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Falcons waived LB Thomas Howard.

The move clears a roster spot for Sean Weatherspoon, who came off injured reserve/designated to return on Tuesday. Howard had been active twice since being signed on October 22, but was held off the stat-sheet. The veteran 'backer has appeared in only three games since the start of the 2012 season.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 05:42:00 PM

Falcons signed LB Thomas Howard.

LB Jamar Chaney was waived in a corresponding roster move. A longtime Raider, Howard was signed by the Bengals in 2012, but tore his ACL in Week 2. If he's all the way back, he could prove to be a nice depth signing for the Falcons' undermanned linebacker corps. Howard turned 30 in July.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 01:27:00 PM

Free agent LB Thomas Howard left his visit with the Bengals without a contract.

Howard is still working his way back from ACL surgery and likely didn't receive medical clearance. He started 16 games with the Bengals from 2011-2012 and is capable of playing all three linebacker positions.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 07:40:00 PM

The Bengals will host LB Thomas Howard for a free-agent visit on Tuesday.

It may just be a routine workout and checkup on Howard's health. He tore his ACL in Week 2 last season and has generated no significant interest as an unsigned player. Howard can add depth at all three linebacker positions.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 05:23:00 PM

The Bengals will not re-sign free agent LB Thomas Howard, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy.

With the emergence of Vontaze Burfict and the decision to retain Rey Maualuga, the door was closed in Cincinnati on a potential reunion with Howard. After tearing his ACL in Week 2 last season, Howard said his knee is "absolutely fabulous," and he's ready to contribute if given an opportunity. He's been greeted by an extremely cold market so far.
Fri, May 31, 2013 05:27:00 PM

Free agents LB Thomas Howard and OG Lance Louis visited the Dolphins on Thursday.

Miami is completely remaking its linebacker corps. If another linebacker like Howard is signed, there's speculation that SLB Koa Misi could be moved down to defensive end. Howard played in just one game last season before tearing his ACL. Louis also tore his ACL last season in Week 12. He'd be competition for John Jerry and Richie Incognito.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 06:22:00 PM

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the "conventional wisdom" is that the Bengals will re-sign free agent LB Thomas Howard.

Howard is recovering from a torn ACL, but says his knee is doing "absolutely fabulous," and that he's "right on pace" for 2013. Meanwhile, beat writer Joe Reedy reiterates it would be a "surprise" if MLB Rey Maualuga is re-signed. Vontaze Burfict is expected to take Maualuga's place in the middle.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Impending free agent WLB Thomas Howard (torn ACL) says his knee is "doing absolutely fabulous," and that he's "right on pace" for 2013.

The Bengals' leading tackler in 2011, Howard went down in a Week 2 practice. The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy is "very optimistic" Thomas will be back with the Bengals in 2013. Thomas turns 30 in July. Rey Maualuga's likely departure and Vontaze Burfict's probable shift to the middle would leave an opening on the outside for Howard. SLB Manny Lawson is also a free agent.
Sun, Feb 3, 2013 01:31:00 PM

Bengals WLB Thomas Howard is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Wednesday's practice.

It's a huge loss for Mike Zimmer's defense. Howard was the Bengals' leading tackler last season and their best defender at Baltimore in Week 1, playing all 62 snaps. Core special teamer Dan Skuta is top candidate to take over on the weak side. The 29-year-old Howard was in the final season of a two-year, $6.5 million contract.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 12:47:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis considers WLB Thomas Howard "one of the most athletic linebackers he's ever coached."

Howard led Cincinnati in tackles last season, and his starting spot was solidified when the Bengals traded away Keith Rivers. The 28-year-old Howard is entering a contract season, and may be a candidate for a summer or in-season extension. He's due a $2.4 million base salary in the final year of his deal.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 11:03:00 AM

Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is projecting Thomas Howard as a weak-side linebacker who will play in nickel packages.

He isn't going to be a starter, then. Keith Rivers is locked in as the Bengals' starting Will 'backer, and Howard apparently isn't being considered as a possible answer at Sam. For now, Cincinnati's starting linebacker corps in camp reads like this: Will -- Rivers, Mike -- Rey Maualuga, Sam -- Dan Skuta. Howard will probably replace Skuta in obvious passing situations.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 02:28:00 PM

Bengals agreed to terms with LB Thomas Howard on a two-year, $6.5 million contract.

Howard was a seldom-used reserve for the Raiders last year after being floated in trade rumors in the offseason. He'll try to rehab his image in Cincinnati, where he could push Dan Skuta for the starting strong-side job right away. Howard averaged 101 tackles per season during his first three years in the league.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 06:16:00 PM

According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Raiders LB Thomas Howard is on the Titans' radar.

Howard would be a great fit for the team, as SLB David Thornton is on the PUP and LB Gerald McRath is suspended until Week 5. Wyatt also adds the the Raiders play the Titans Week 1, so if a trade were to happen it probably wouldn't be until after the opener.
Sun, Sep 5, 2010 12:53:00 PM

Raiders LB Thomas Howard has been demoted out of the second-team nickel defense in training camp.

Beat writer Jerry McDonald suggests Oakland is hoping for trade offers for Howard, who averaged over 100 tackles per game in 2006-2008, led all linebackers with six interceptions in '07, and is only 27 years old. He'd be a good fit at weak-side 'backer in a defense like Carolina's or Detroit's.
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 09:34:00 PM

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