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James Hurst on giving up Ravens right tackle job to Austin Howard: ‘I want to be the starter’

James Hurst on giving up Ravens right tackle job to Austin Howard: ‘I want to be the starter’

Conventional wisdom suggests that Austin Howard, whom the Ravens signed to a three-year, $16 million deal on Friday with a team option after each year, will be the starting right tackle. If that’s true, someone forgot to tell James Hurst, who has lined up in that position since Rick Wagner left as a free agent to the Detroit Lions.

“I want to be the starter,” the 6-foot-5, 317-pound Hurst said after Monday’s practice at the team’s training facility in Owings Mills. “I want to play, I want to be that guy at right tackle. If that’s the case, I’m grateful. If not, that’s out of my control.

“The only thing I can control is my...

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