Report: Ravens sign Austin Howard

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Tackle Austin Howard‘s visit to the Ravens reportedly ended with an agreement to join the team for the 2017 season.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Howard has signed with the team.

Howard brings some experience to a Ravens line that had one player — left guard Marshal Yanda — who has started more than 13 NFL games over the course of his professional career. They also saw their depth take a pair of shots when guard John Urschel retired and rookie Nico Siragusa was lost for the season to a knee injury.

Howard has primarily been a right tackle and he’ll likely compete with James Hurst for that job once he’s on the field for the Ravens. He had a previous stint on the Ravens practice squad in 2011 before moving on to play for the Jets and Raiders.

9 responses to “Report: Ravens sign Austin Howard

  1. This fills an actual need, vs signing a back-up QB thst we may or msy not need. Our tight ends are MIA, the running backs are untested. This guy can step right in.

  2. Not for nothing, but with this line the way it is, they might be better off having Kap back there. He’ll be able to avoid some sacks and keep the play alive. Also, you can’t be too sure how long Flacco will make it with his back.

  3. Since winning the SB in 2012 the Ravens are sub 500. Injuries certainly have played a hand in this as well as an exodus of players in free agency. While the Ravens 2017 draft was all about the defense,most draft pundits only gave Ozzie a B grade, citing the need for OL help. It will be interesting to see if the Ravens can keep up with the Steelers this year.

  4. “Since winning the SB in 2012 the Ravens are sub 500. Injuries certainly have played a hand in this as well as an exodus of players in free agency. While the Ravens 2017 draft was all about the defense,most draft pundits only gave Ozzie a B grade, citing the need for OL help. It will be interesting to see if the Ravens can keep up with the Steelers this year”

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    The other two draft picks in the draft this year were for O-linemen. Like you said, injuries have played a hand, as the G he drafted just shredded every ligament in his knee while running center w/the first team.

  5. Austin must’ve been looking for a place he can ride out his career playing .500 ball and only 16 games a season. Well done.

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