Reggie McKenzie

Ravens’ Austin Howard trying not to ‘let emotions get the best’ of him when he faces former team

Ravens’ Austin Howard trying not to ‘let emotions get the best’ of him when he faces former team

As someone who has played for three organizations, Ravens right tackle Austin Howard is well-versed in navigating the feelings that inevitably arise when facing a former employer.

But as he prepares to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday for the first time since they released him July 28 after undergoing offseason surgery in January to repair a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum in his left shoulder, Howard, 30, acknowledged that he is feeling somewhat conflicted about the upcoming meeting.

“You try not to let emotions get the best of you,” he said after Thursday’s practice. “The fact is, the Oakland Raiders are an organization that brought me in and allowed...

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