Austin Howard is hitting the market

It took the Jets a long, long time to find a competent right tackle.  Now that they have one, he could be walking away.

Per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets have been unable to work out a deal with Howard.  He’ll be hitting the market at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Mehta reports that other teams already have reached out to Howard.  Which begs the question — why didn’t they do it on Saturday?

Howard, who arrived as a street free agent in 2011, started 16 games each of the last two seasons.