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Austin Howard | Tackle | #79

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 330
College: Northern Iowa
Contract: view contract details

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Colts signed RT Austin Howard, formerly of the Ravens.
31-year-old Howard started all 16 games at right tackle for the Ravens last season, missing just four snaps. At this stage, he's a replacement-level player but a serviceable one who can also play some guard. In Indy, Howard should compete with Denzelle Good for the right tackle job. The rest of the Colts' line appears set with LT Anthony Castonzo, LG Quenton Nelson, C Ryan Kelly, and RG Jack Mewhort, though Mewhort has played sparingly in two years due to injuries. May 9 - 12:56 PM

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Free agent OT Austin Howard visited the Colts.

He's also drawn interest from the Saints since getting cut by the Ravens. 31-year-old Howard has made at least ten starts in six straight seasons. We would bet on that streak coming to an end this year.
Apr 9 - 4:44 PM

Free agent OT Austin Howard visited the Saints.

It's Howard's first known visit since Baltimore declined his option last month. New Orleans is looking to add tackle depth after losing Zach Strief to retirement and Senio Kelemete to free agency
Apr 6 - 4:49 PM

Ravens declined RT Austin Howard's 2018 option.

The move was expected after Baltimore re-signed James Hurst on Monday. It saves the Ravens $3 million against the cap. Mostly fine across 16 starts last season, Howard should quickly find another home. He turns 31 later this month.
Mar 13 - 10:19 AM

Ravens OT Austin Howard could be an offseason cap casualty.

Howard hasn't lived up to his contract after signing a three-year deal last offseason. The Ravens can save $4 million from making him a post-June cut with only $1 million in dead money. Despite a middling year, Howard won't struggle for interest if he's released.
Source: ESPN
Jan 20 - 8:02 PM

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.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 11:36:00 AM

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.
Fri, Aug 4, 2017 09:03:00 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.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 09:48:00 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.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 10:53:00 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.
Sat, Jul 29, 2017 01:42:00 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.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 08:43:00 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.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 06:49:00 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.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 05:36:00 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.
Thu, Jan 19, 2017 12:39:00 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

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