- Manish Mehta of The Daily News reported last week that the Jets had begun negotiations with Howard.
- Rich Cimini of ESPN.com previously mentioned that Howard could end up securing a similar contract to that of Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer who signed a four-year deal worth $17 million that included $8.5 million guaranteed last year.
Right tackles haven’t fared all that well on the open market, so this look like a reasonable comparison for Howard who rated as the No. 47 qualifying tackle in the league last season, according to Pro Football Focus.
We have Howard listed as the No. 61 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.