Howard officially requested to be traded by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Howard reported Tuesday morning for the start of training camp, but he's unhappy with the lack of progress toward a new contract and indicated he doesn't believe the team is negotiating in good faith. He inked a five-year, $75.25 million extension in May 2019 that temporarily made him the highest paid corner in the league, though he's since been passed by multiple players and is unhappy with the four remaining years on the deal. At the close of the statement Howard said, "Until that trade happens I am just here so I don't get fined, and will handle myself like professionals do." He recorded 10 interceptions and allowed a 53.0 passer rating when targeted to earn All-Pro honors in 2020.
Howard reported Tuesday morning for the start of Dolphins training camp, ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reports.
Howard signed a five-year, $75.25 million extension in May 2019, temporarily becoming the highest-paid cornerback in the NFL. He's since been passed by a handful of players, including teammate Byron Jones, and now is asking for a new contract despite having four years remaining on his current deal. Howard does have an argument after leading the NFL in pass defenses (20) and interceptions (10) last season, but he's opted against prolonging his holdout from June minicamp.
Howard won't report to mandatory minicamp while attempting to secure a new contract, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
The 27-year-old inked a five-year, $75 million extension in May 2019 and has four years remaining on that deal, but he's seeking a raise after earning All-Pro honors in 2020 while recording 10 interceptions and allowing a 53.0 passer rating when targeted. Teammate Byron Jones is one of five cornerbacks in the league with a higher average annual salary, and Howard wants to be higher up that list following a stellar season. He could be fined up to $93,000 if he sits out the full minicamp, though it seems likely Miami would excuse his absence to avoid exacerbating the situation.
Howard recorded 51 tackles (40 solo), 20 defended passes, 10 interceptions and one forced fumble across 16 games in 2020.
Howard earned first team All-Pro honors for his outstanding play in 2020, as he notched career-best marks in terms of tackles and interceptions while also leading the NFL in passes defensed. The 27-year-old only allowed a 53.0 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks who targeted him, per Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site, the best mark among all cornerbacks in the league (minimum 40 targets). Howard and Byron Jones will return as one of the NFL's most formidable cornerback tandems in 2021.
Howard was ejected from Sunday's matchup against the Bengals for throwing a punch, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Howard and Tyler Boyd were both ejected after throwing punches at one another late in the second quarter. Boyd registered a 72-yard receiving touchdown in the first quarter, while Howard ended his afternoon with four tackles, an interception and a pass deflection.
Howard recorded one tackle, two defended passes and one interception during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.
Howard has now recorded one interception in each of his last four contests, tying Kendall Fuller for the league lead. He's also gone back-to-back games without allowing a catch on eight combined targets. As Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports, Howard leads the league with 16 interceptions since December 2017, despite having missed 15 games in that span. He'll look to continue solidifying his reputation as the league's top ball hawk versus the Rams in Week 8.
Howard (knee) practiced in full Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Howard played through this knee issue last week against the Bills, and his presence will be vital Thursday with fellow cornerback Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) ruled out.
Howard (knee) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's practice estimate, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Howard entered Week 2 with this knee injury but played all 60 defensive snaps regardless, so barring a setback, he should be ready for Thursday's matchup versus the Jaguars. Through two games, Howard has notched four tackles.
Howard (knee) does not have an injury designation for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Howard upgraded to a full practice slate Friday after having begun the week with back-to-back limited showings. Fellow starting cornerback Byron Jones (Achilles) has also successfully shed his injury tag ahead of Sunday's matchup.
Howard (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Howard was recovering from knee surgery heading into the season opener but ultimately suited up in Week 1. His limitations Wednesday were likely precautionary, but Howard's practice participation throughout the week is still worth monitoring.
Howard (knee) was a full participant in Friday's practice and does not have an injury designation for Sunday's season opener in New England, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Howard was limited throughout training camp while rehabbing from December knee surgery, but his complete lack of an injury status for Week 1 serves to shed any lingering concerns about his health. The 27-year-old will suit up alongside Byron Jones (Achilles) versus New England to form arguably the most formidable cornerback duo in the league.
Howard (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice session, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.
While it's not ideal to see Howard listed on Miami's first injury report of the season, his ability to participate puts him on track to likely suit up against the Patriots in Week 1. Keep an eye on Howard's participation Thursday and continue to consider him questionable for now.
Howard (knee) is participating in Tuesday's practice session, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Though the extent of Howard's participation can't be determined, it's encouraging to see the star cornerback return to practice in some capacity. Wednesday's first official injury report of the season should provide further insight into Howard's standing ahead of Sunday's divisional tilt against New England.
Howard (knee) said he is feeling good but is unsure if he'll be ready for Week 1's matchup versus the Patriots, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Howard underwent surgery in December, and although it was considered just a knee scope, the cornerback is still feeling the effects. While he's in danger of missing the season opener, Howard shouldn't be out too much longer. If he's forced to miss time, however, rookie Noah Igbinoghene will likely start in his place in base defense.
Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that Howard (knee) is "trending in the right direction," Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Howard was activated off both the PUP and reserve/COVID-19 lists last week, so it's encouraging to see that he's made progress in practice. The 27-year-old will occupy a starting spot at cornerback opposite Byron Jones when healthy, and it looks like he's trending in the right direction for the Week 1 matchup against the Patriots on Sept. 13.
Howard's (knee) status for the Dolphins' Week 1 matchup with the Patriots is up in the air as of now, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Howard was recently activated off both the reserve/COVID-19 and active/physically unable to perform lists and will need some time to get int game-ready condition. Coach Brian Flores indicated Howard still needs to work on his fundamentals and technique before he is fully integrated back into the swing of things. The 27-year-old is expected to start opposite Byron Jones at cornerback this season.
Howard (knee) was officially activated off the reserve/COVID-19 and active/physically unable to perform lists Thursday.
Howard was permitted to be at the team facility since Saturday, but he'll now have the opportunity to take the field for the first time during training camp. It's been almost eight months since the cornerback underwent knee surgery, yet he remains far from a lock for Week 1.
Howard (knee) was activated from the COVID-19 reserve list and permitted to be in the team facility Saturday, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Howard can now rejoin his teammates at practice, though his status for Week 1 is still murky, as he remains on the PUP list with a knee injury. The cornerback worked out on a stationary bike Saturday.
Coach Brian Flores is non-committal about the chances of Howard (knee) being ready for the beginning of the 2020 season, Barry Jackson and Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald report.
Howard, who has spent the last seven days on the reserve/COVID-19 list, is also recovering from December knee surgery. The 27-year-old has proven to be one of the best cornerbacks in the league when healthy, but he's missed 24 games across the first four years of his NFL career. In the event that Howard is unable to suit up against New England in Week 1, rookie first-round pick Noah Igbinoghene and Nik Needham would be candidates to start opposite Byron Jones.
Howard (knee) has been placed on the Dolphins' reserve/COVID-19 list.
Howard, who was already on the team's PUP list with a knee issue, has also either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who has. When he's available to the team, Howard is expected to suit up alongside Byron Jones to form arguably the toughest cornerback duo in the league.
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