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Howard on Raiders deal: 'In terms of 'value and worth,' the decision was made for us'

AUSTIN HOWARD Tackle

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Austin Howard took to Twitter early Thursday morning to issue a goodbye to Jet Nation and to thank the organization for the good times in Florham Park.

“Man, where do I start?” Howard wrote, before posting a stream of tweets that explained the difficult decision to leave the Jets for a five-year deal with the Raiders, reportedly worth $30 million.

The Jets’ offer reportedly was in the...

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RT Austin Howard reaches agreement with Oakland

Austin Howard #77 of the New York Jets

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Austin Howard has a new home.

The former Jets right tackle has reached an agreement with the Oakland Raiders, a source confirmed to Newsday. According to ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter, it's a five-year, $30 million deal, which includes $15 million guaranteed. 

Locking up Howard was a big offseason priority for the Jets. But the right tackle, who turns 27 later this month,...

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