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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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Jets agree to terms with OT Breno Giacomini

The Seattle Seahawks Breno Giacomini (68) celebrates after

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Shortly after news of Darrelle Revis' one-year deal with the Patriots broke, the Jets countered with a development of their own.

They announced they have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent Breno Giacomini. The former Seahawks' starting right tackle will replace Austin Howard, who on Tuesday agreed to a five-year deal worth with the Raiders worth $30 million (including $15M guaranteed).

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RT Austin Howard reaches agreement with Oakland

Austin Howard #77 of the New York Jets

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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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RT Austin Howard can't strike deal with Jets, becomes free agent

AUSTIN HOWARD Tackle

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Austin Howard officially is on the market.

A source said the Jets' right tackle is now a free agent after his agent and the Jets could not agree on a multi-year deal. Locking up him was one of the Jets’ biggest priorities this offseason, but now Howard – who turns 27 later this month – will get to test the market.

Free agency officially started at 4 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Jets-Pats melee fines announced

From left, Jets linemen Austin Howard, Willie Colon

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Three Patriots and two Jets were fined by the NFL for violations resulting from a melee late in the fourth quarter of their Sept. 12 game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, and a fourth Pat received a fine for an illegal hit on Jets quarterback Geno Smith. An attempt by Jets center Nick Mangold to tackle Pats defensive back Aqib Talib on the sideline after an interception triggered the scuffle....

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