Oakland Raiders: Where Now For Thomas Howard?

April 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

So Thomas Howard has signed his second round tender for 2010. So where now from here?
Most journalists firmly believe that Kirk Morrison is on the trading block with only an original pick tender, but I think Thomas Howard has been made even more expendable when you look at the current roster moves.
Only two season ago, Howard was a rising star for the Oakland Raiders, leading all NFL linebackers with six interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), plus 95 tackles and 11 passes defended.
Now Trevor Scott has been installed at weak side linebacker, which was Howard's position, and the Raiders traded for Kamerion Wimbley who we are told will play on the strong side. So where then does Thomas Howard play as an outside backer?
Howard isn't an inside linebacker, and both of the outside spots are filled which makes him no more than a backup. 
In Morrison's case, the mike linebacker spot isn't yet filled, so despite his low tender he still has a position at which...

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