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Raiders announce Howard signing

Raiders press release . . .

The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent T Austin Howard, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Wednesday.

Howard has started 16 games each of the last two seasons, all at right tackle, for the New York Jets since winning the job in the 2012 training camp.

Entering his fifth NFL season, Howard has appeared in 36 games with 33 starts. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 and made the team out of camp. After playing in four games that year, the 6-foot-7, 333-pounder signed with the Ravens’ practice squad in 2011 before being signed to the Jets’ active roster in November 2011.

The Davenport, Iowa native attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he began his collegiate career as a blocking tight end before switching to tackle as a sophomore in 2008. In his junior season of 2009, Howard was named to the American Football Coaches Association’s FCS All-America team and second-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference.

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  • Chino

    Poor reg..

  • Gdog

    Well. on to plan C…

  • docta1232

    Wouldn’t be the first time in history FA’s left and didn’t sign eventually

  • Chino

    Veldheer is laughing right now

  • SilverNBlackPA

    Holy schit, I thought that was a Dakota fake breaking news special, but nope…

    https://twitter.com/BairCSN/status/443930950901059584

  • docta1232

    Hater

  • r8ter4evr

    Alex trolling with a new NAME

  • Gdog

    More money for TUCK! Get him Reg!

  • aig-raiders

    oh fudge

  • RaidingTexas

    Now they have to draft OT.

  • FourMoreYears

    I’m laughing my a$$ off, someone help me im off the deep end weeeeeeeeeee

  • nolarick

    Thats funny right there, I don’t care who you are.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Yeah, I know, which means he doesn’t really want to leave NY and really, why would he. He’s one of their best known players, he’s a team leader, I think he probably has endorsement deals in that area…and who would want to move unless he was miserable in that area?
    I think the Giants had nothing to lose–let the Raiders set the bar , then they match it or come close.

  • SilverNBlackPA

    LMAO, that’s the line of the month

  • scinfidel

    That’s why you sign the guys you have and KNOW!! Reggie got played as the fool

  • Chino

    Anthony Collins is available. Fukc man..

  • r8ter4evr

    The blind DOCTA

  • Buckarama

    Fallon Smith
    ‏@FallonSmithCSN

    1m
    Per #Raiders PR: Rodger Saffold failed a physical and will not be signing with the Raiders.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    Yep

  • docta1232

    Actually no, I just called you out…I live in Denver, CO and have been a Raider fan for 30 years of my life…now back to the discussion of you hating

  • RaidingTexas

    welcome to the Nation, Jake Matthews.

  • RaiderCDE

    @BairCSN: #Raiders announce that Rodger Saffold failed a physical and will not be signing with the team. . WTF is going on at 1220 ??? This is a joke.

  • JV.

    @BairCSN: #Raiders announce that Rodger Saffold failed a physical and will not be signing with the team.

    WTF!!!!

  • Buckarama

    We’ve even further back than we thought

  • docta1232

    EXCELLENT reply

  • aig-raiders

    well Tuck and company just got more bonus in their offers.

  • Chino

    Zach strief. No to oher

  • Raideraholic

    I’m pretty sure it would be IMPOSSIBLE to have a worse start to an offseason filled with optimism.

  • the swanky socialite dr robert

    @VicTafur Being reported that Saffold has a heart murmur. Also has British bloodlines. Reggie offering lifetime contract with 10% ownership!

  • Gdog

    And so much for a QB with the 5th pick. FML…

  • r8ter4evr

    Look this guy got injured and was beat out. By RM’s Joe Barksdale we should be happy these guys are on waiver wires after pre-season for peanuts

  • docta1232

    Seriously dude, I’m not Alex, and you’re acting like a fool by using that as a reply every time I call you out on your ridiculous hating. I just can’t stand that you call yourself r8ter4ever when all you do is hate, and then you use the thought of me working for the Raiders as an insult…don’t you see the irony???????

  • docta1232

    Plus, you really don’t need the “t” after the “8″….there’s already a “t” sound in “8″

  • Raideraholic

    I’m not…

  • JV.

    Reggie quit your damn job already…

    He went all in on Saffold let hulk go and now didn’t even get his guy and basically let us go on empty handed…. Oh my fûcking god….

  • r8ter4evr

    Don’worry he has a plan Barnes LT

  • SilverNBlackPA

    New post. We’ve got some stuff to talk about, eh?

  • FourMoreYears

    Well, on the bright side, we don’t have to pay him 16 million to play guard for us next season.

  • JV.

    If mark doesn’t fire Reggie after this I don’t know what it will take….

  • Chino

    New post.

  • docta1232

    If we offer enough, the Giants won’t counter

  • docta1232

    Huh?

  • docta1232

    And you’re a Raiderfan…seriously did the bandwagon leave yet because you’re missing it

  • …And Justice for AL

    Yeah I do, great plan. You don’t build a team with high dollar short term FA’s. You do that when your team is built and you need a little extra to put you over the top.

  • Buckarama

    Just when you think you’ve hit bottom and there’s no where to go but up, then you remember you’re a #Raiders Fan.

  • docta1232

    Who’s got tickets for the bandwagon??? Better get on board because it’s leaving soon or has already left on this board…Nancies

  • Buckarama

    Adam Schefter
    ‏@AdamSchefter
    1m
    After a disagreement in OAK on
    OT Rodger Saffold’s physical condition, he is returning to STL to sign a
    5-yr contract with the Rams. Wow.

  • DJ Johnny

    Our offensive ineptitude played big role in Houstons decision to go Chicago. Says he’s “happy to be at a place where the defense isn’t playing behind all the time”. He mentioned Cutler, B. Marshall and Jeffries.
    Hope Tuck and Hatcher don’t feel that way.
    We can’t even give these guys a clue who our QB is gonna be.
    DA’s pitch: “Listen. At the end of the day we have the intention of being a dynamic offense which will put our players in the best position so at the end of the day they will have an opportunity to possibly enjoy a measure of success”.

  • JB

    Now that Reggie’s hand picked OT/G has failed his physical & gone back to the Rams, I’ll bet RM is kicking himself in the azz for letting Veldheer escape. If not, somebody like MD should be kicking him while chanting Dumbschit, dumbschit, dumbschit. Had him in you hands and you screwed up big time. This scenario will herewith be known as the Veldy Intervention. Now what Reggie?

  • JUSTWINBABYWIN

    dude u r FULL of it!!!!!!!!!! i called u out before and i will call you out again, u R A POSSEUR!!!!! A FAKE!!!! get some balls and some dignity u PUTZ!!!!and please change that avatar u FAKE!!!!!