Jul 28, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) and offensive tackle Austin Howard (77) walk to the practice field prior training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL free agency: Jets, Austin Howard agree to five-year deal

The Oakland Raiders spent Day 1 of the NFL free agency period boosting their offensive line. A few hours after signing Rodger Saffold away from the St. Louis Rams, the Raiders continued to improve their offensive front by agreeing to terms with former New York Jets offensive tackle Austin Howard.

The news came from Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reports the deal is a five-year contract worth $30 million that includes $15 million guaranteed.


It may not be the big name splash that the division rival Denver Broncos have made, but Howard is a solid player who will instantly improve the Raiders at a major position of need.

Be sure to stay tunedto FanSided.com throughout the entire free agency period for up to date news, rumors and signings. Our Free Agency tracker will be your one stop shop for all free agency news.

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  • Antwain Chef Bones Curtis Sr.

    Saffold is left handed and howard right, wonder what qb raiders plan on having them protect whos a left handed qb????????? Ops vick come on reggie do it for the nation!!!!!!!!@

  • Cedrik

    were over here tryin to build from the ground up alot people hating the moves but there neccessary in the long run. lot of money up front means the next years well have cash to spend. love that were tryin to build a dominant ground game. hopefully we sign some Dlineman day 2. Need some CBs too