Raiders signing Austin Howard to $30 million deal

Former New York Jets offensive tackle Austin Howard, an ascending young player in his prime, has joined the Oakland Raiders via a five-year, $30 million contract that includes $15 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.

The 6-foot-7, 330-pounder has been reliable and sturdy with no missed starts in the past two seasons.

Howard allowed two sacks last seaosn.

He plays with a sound hand punch and is a good drive blocker.

Howard is a former Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman who went undrafted out of Northern Iowa in 2010.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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