Howard signed a futures contract with the Patriots on Tuesday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Howard joined the Patriots' practice squad shortly after the regular season and will now set his sights on securing a roster spot as a depth secondary and special teams player in 2019.
Howard signed with New England's practice squad Tuesday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.
Howard spent the summer with the Cardinals but was let go with an injury settlement before the season began. The Patriots' have six healthy cornerbacks and four healthy safeties, so there will need to be a slew of injuries for Howard to be elevated to the 53-man roster.
The Cardinals and Howard (undisclosed) came to terms on an injury settlement Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site report.
Howard was able to make the Cardinals' initial 53-man roster, but waived/injured early last week and ultimately waived again Friday. The defensive back will look to earn a depth role elsewhere in the league.
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