Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens are hosting free agent OT Austin Howard on a visit Thursday night.
Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that Howard was visiting with the Texans, so it appears as though his market is starting to pick up.
Baltimore was tossed out as a potential landing spot for Howard shortly after he was cut loose by the Raiders. The Ravens could use some offensive line depth and Howard is clearly among the best available options at this point in the year.
Howard, 30, originally signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent back in 2010. He had a brief stint with the Ravens before he was signed to the Jets’ active roster in 2011.
After three years in New York, Howard signed a five-year, $30 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed with the Raiders and was set to make a base salary of $4.9 million for the 2017 season when he was released.
In 2016, Howard appeared in 11 games and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 52 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.