Austin Howard's time in Oakland came to an end in late July. It didn't take him long to find his next opportunity.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal is $16 million and includes $5.5 million in the first year. There are team options after each year, Rapoport added.
Howard chose Baltimore over Houston, per Rapoport.
Baltimore, on the other hand, is slated to start undrafted free agent James Hurst at right tackle after losing Ricky Wagner to the Detroit Lions in free agency. Hurst has a total of 16 starts in 48 career games, but with quarterback Joe Flacco already dealing with a back issue, adding veteran help at tackle is a wise decision for the injury-plagued Ravens.
Baltimore will hope that Howard's own medical struggles are behind him, though the team options in his contract signal the organization was sure to be careful in adding the tackle.
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