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Austin Howard | Tackle | #77

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 330
College: Northern Iowa
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Ravens signed G/T Austin Howard, formerly of the Raiders, to a three-year, $16 million contract.
Howard, 30, made 11 starts for Oakland last season, but the Raiders turned the job over to Marshall Newhouse and cut Howard to free up money. Howard has started 72 games in his career and will push James Hurst for the starting right tackle job. Hurst was a turnstile as an eight-game starter in 2015 and was relegated to swing duties last year. Howard should have the upper hand as long as he's over January's shoulder operation. Aug 4 - 11:36 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Ravens are finalizing a deal with free agent G/T Austin Howard.

Howard is currently in Baltimore taking a physical and likely dotting the Is and crossing the Ts on a contract. It'll be a big get for the Ravens. Howard can push incumbent RT James Hurst for the starting job and back up at guard.
Aug 4 - 9:03 AM

Free agent OT Austin Howard is visiting the Ravens.

Howard was cut by the Raiders six days ago. He was immediately linked to the Ravens, who have a trouble spot at right tackle in James Hurst. 30-year-old Howard can also play guard.
Aug 3 - 9:48 PM

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports the Texans are interested in free agent T/G Austin Howard.

Released by the Raiders last week, Howard has also reportedly drawn interest from the Ravens. With Duane Brown holding out and Derek Newton (knees) at least out for the season, the Texans need some help at tackle. It sounds like Howard will find a new home soon.
Aug 3 - 10:53 AM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are "looking at" free agent T/G Austin Howard.

30-year-old Howard has had an inconsistent career, but he can play guard and right tackle at a league-average clip or better, and would likely be an upgrade on current Ravens RT James Hurst, who has been a complete disaster in past spot appearances. Howard was released by the Raiders on Friday.
Jul 29 - 1:42 AM

Raiders released G/T Austin Howard.

This locks in Marshall Newhouse as the Raiders' starting right tackle, making him easily the weakest link on this elite line. Howard, 30, made it through three years of a five-year, $30 million deal and started 39-of-40 games he appeared in for the Silver and Black. He's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but should be at or near 100 percent. Expect OL-needy teams to give him a call.
Jul 28 - 8:43 AM

Raiders RT Austin Howard (shoulder) is questionable for training camp.

Howard is recovering from January surgery to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff. There was hope he would get in some minicamp work, but he'll miss the entire offseason. Marshall Newhouse, Vadal Alexander, and rookie David Sharpe have been splitting right tackle reps.
Jun 14 - 6:49 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard's shoulder operation was to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff.

It's a major operation to repair an injury that happened during training camp. Howard will need the majority of the offseason to recover and rehab, but should be ready for next Week 1. Going on 29, Howard was ineffective as he played hurt in 2016. He's signed for $4.9 million in 2017.
Jan 19 - 5:36 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday.

Howard injured his shoulder in training camp and was hampered by it all season. He was also limited by an ankle injury for much of the year, and both of those issues likely contributed to his down season. There is no timetable for his return.
Jan 19 - 12:39 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard is expected to start.

The Raiders gave Howard first-team minicamp reps after he missed OTAs. He had solid PFF grades as a 13-game starter last year, but struggled as a run blocker. Howard is competing with Menelik Watson.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard (knee) is running with the first-team offense in minicamp.

Howard went down late in the season, and was sidelined for most of the offseason. Coach Jack Del Rio implied in March that Howard would face competition for his job, but it appears he's getting the benefit of the doubt. If Howard gets pushed, it will be by Menelik Watson.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 03:23:00 PM

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio confirmed there will be a competition at right tackle.

Austin Howard was solid as a 13-game starter last season, but he ended the year on injured reserve with a knee injury which will likely keep him out of the offseason program. Menelik Watson is coming back from an Achilles' injury, but it sounds like he should be ready for OTAs. The early availability could give Watson a leg up, but Howard played well enough to earn the benefit of the doubt. The Raiders should have one of the best offensive lines in the league this season.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Mar 22, 2016 10:29:00 AM

Raiders placed RT Austin Howard (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Howard had a breakout year before going down last week, grading out as PFF’s No. 9 right tackle. His loss is a pass-protection concern for Derek Carr. Khalif Barnes or J'Marcus Webb will replace Howard opposite Donald Penn.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 04:51:00 PM

The Raiders will move RG Austin Howard back to right tackle.

Oakland signed Howard to a five-year, $30 million deal last offseason only to kick him inside to guard. He was an above-average right tackle for the Jets from 2012-2013 before seeing his play decline with the Raiders. On the right side, he'll compete with third-year OT Menelik Watson. Howard is the heavy favorite.
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 02:24:00 PM

Raiders coach Dennis Allen confirmed Austin Howard will be tried at right guard.

Allen said the Raiders want to start the "best five linemen." Howard inked a five-year, $30 million deal on day two of free agency. If we were to predict what the Raiders would like their Week 1 line to look like, we'd go LT Donald Penn, LG Kevin Boothe, C Stefen Wisniewski, RG Howard, and RT Menelik Watson. Tony Bergstrom could push Boothe. Mike Brisiel is a release candidate.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 09:18:00 PM

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2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
LT1Ronnie Stanley
LG1James Hurst
2Andrew Donnal
C1Ryan Jensen
2Luke Bowanko
RG1Matt Skura
2Jermaine Eluemunor
3Maurquice Shakir
RT1Austin Howard
K1Justin Tucker