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Jaye Howard | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 301
College: Florida
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (114) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Chiefs re-signed DT Jaye Howard to a two-year, $12 million contract.
The Chiefs are getting the band back together on defense with Howard, Tamba Hali and Derrick Johnson all agreeing to new contracts. Howard logged a career-high 5.5 sacks last season while playing all over the Chiefs' defensive line. Mar 9 - 8:32 PM

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The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs are in talks with free agent Jaye Howard.

Howard is expected to command top defensive tackle money after posting 5.5 sacks and 31 hurries last year. He could be difficult to re-sign with Eric Berry, Tamba Hali, and Derrick Johnson free agents. 27-year-old Howard has an outside chance to be transition tagged, which would pay him roughly $9.3 million.
Jan 29 - 5:05 PM

Free agent DT Jaye Howard could be a candidate for the transition tag.

Howard is coming off a career year, posting 57 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He would cost $9.3 million under the transition tag and Kansas City would have the ability to match any long-term offers he gets. With Dontari Poe a free agent in 2017, the Chiefs need to get creative to keep Howard.
Jan 23 - 4:38 PM

Chiefs claimed DL Jaye Howard off waivers from the Seahawks.

The 114th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Howard got into only two games as a rookie. In Kansas City, he'll compete for playing time at 3-4 defensive end.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Seahawks waived DT Jaye Howard.

Howard was the No. 114 overall pick in last year's draft. He appeared in two games as a rookie but didn't register on the stat sheet. Although the Seahawks are dealing with injuries up front, they still have plenty of depth.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 03:35:00 PM

Seahawks agreed to terms with No. 114 overall pick DT Jaye Howard on a four-year contract.

Seattle drafted Howard likely on suggestion from former DL coach Dan Quinn, now coordinator of the Florida Gators. A productive pass-rushing tackle, Howard tallied five sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss in 2011. It remains to be seen if he will play the three-technique behind Brandon Mebane or the five-technique behind Red Bryant.
Thu, May 10, 2012 05:11:00 PM

Seahawks selected Florida DT Jaye Howard with the No. 114 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

A pass rushing defensive tackle, Howard had a solid performance during the Senior Bowl and consistently disrupted the backfield in college. He has a solid closing burst to shoot gaps but Howard doesn't have the strength to counter offensive linemen once in their grasp. His anchor is suspect as well. The Seahawks continue to add to their pass rush in this draft.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 12:56:00 PM

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