It’s only been a few days into training camp and the Baltimore Ravens are already off to a rocky start with injuries, Colin Kaepernick speculation, and the offense not looking so good. In terms of needs, the Ravens still haven’t addressed the right tackle spot that has been vacated by the absence of Rick Wagner, who departed for the Detroit Lions in the offseason. While he wasn’t in the running for the job, it still doesn’t help the depth on the offensive line now that John Urschel announced his retirement.
On the free agent market, released players like King Dunlap retired, and Orlando Franklin just signed a new deal with the New Orleans Saints a few days ago. On Friday morning, the Oakland Raiders released right tackle Austin Howard, just three years after signing him to a 5-year, $30 million deal. Howard played the entire 2014 season for the Raiders, but injuries would play a factor the next two seasons as he was placed on injured reserve in December of 2015 missing the final three games, and missing five games in 2016 with an ankle injury and shoulder problems.
With Howard on the market, and Baltimore in need of offensive line help, the Baltimore Sun’s Mike Preston reported on Friday night that the Ravens are indeed taking a look at the former Raider.
Ravens looking at former Oakland Raiders right offensive tackle Austin Howard. He is big, physical player.
— Mike Preston (@MikePrestonSun) July 29, 2017
Howard does have a past with the Ravens, as he was on their practice squad for the 2011 season, but was signed off the teams practice squad by the New York Jets in November of that year. It was with Rex…
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