Howard signed a five-year, $76.5 million contract with the Dolphins on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Howard's new contract makes him the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. He's coming off a 2018 season that saw him record 35 tackles and 12 passes defensed, including seven interceptions in 12 games, en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. He's entering his fourth season in 2019 and will aim to continue improving on the strong play from a year ago.
Howard recorded two interceptions during Sunday's Pro Bowl. Howard missed the final four games of the season while recovering from an injury to the meniscus in his left knee, but the cornerback's participation in this meaningless competition implies Howard has since returned to full health. He proved it in impressive fashion, too, and Howard can now officially close the book on a sensational 2018 campaign in which he took home both Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors after tying for the league lead with seven interceptions in only 12 games. The other two players he shared top billing with -- the Bears' Kyle Fuller and Falcons' Damontae Kazee -- didn't miss any games. Howard remains under contract with Miami through 2019 and will now get an offseason to learn the ins and outs of the defensive scheme that new head coach Brian Flores and defensive coordinator Patrick Graham bring to Miami.
Howard (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against at Buffalo, dArmando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Howard was able to practice in a limited fashion all week as he attempts to return from his three-game absence. The 25-year-old was similarly limited last week before ultimately being inactive for Sunday's loss to the Jaguars, keeping his status up in the air.
Howard (knee) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against Jacksonville. Howard is missing his third-straight game since his arthroscopic knee procedure. He was limited in practice this week and will set his sights on a return in the team's regular-season finale against the Bills. Minkah Fitzpatrick will likely draw the start in place of Howard once again.
Howard (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Howard has missed the last two games after undergoing an arthroscopic knee procedure and was a limited participant in practice all week. The standout cornerback's status for Week 16 could come down to a game-time decision.
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