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A. J. Howard

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A. J. Howard
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-23) December 23, 1995 (age 25)
Hamilton, Georgia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Harris County
College:Appalachian State
Career history
  • Arizona Cardinals (2018)*
  • New York Giants (2018)*
  • New England Patriots (2018–2019)*
  • Baltimore Ravens (2019)*
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2019)*
  • Cleveland Browns (2019)*
  • Detroit Lions (2019)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (LIII)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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Alvin Donell "A. J." Howard (born December 23, 1995) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Appalachian State.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On April 30, 2018, Howard was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent.[1] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[2]

New York Giants[edit]

On October 25, 2018, Howard was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.[3] He was released on January 2, 2019.[4]

New England Patriots[edit]

On January 8, 2019, Howard was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad.[4] Howard won Super Bowl LIII after the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 5, 2019.[5] He was waived on August 30, 2019.[6]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On October 8, 2019, Howard was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.[7] He was released on October 15.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Howard was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on November 12, 2019,[8] but released the next day.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Howard was signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad on November 20, 2019.[9] He was released by the Browns on December 3, 2019.

Detroit Lions[edit]

On December 24, 2019, Howard was signed to the Detroit Lions practice squad.[10] On December 30, 2019, Howard was signed to reserve/future contract.[11] He was released on March 16, 2020.[12]


  1. Urban, Darren (April 30, 2018). "Cardinals Bring In 24 Undrafted Rookies". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Celebration Time For Undrafted Rookies Who Made Cardinals' Roster". www.azcardinals.com. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  3. "Corey Coleman excited for fresh start with Giants". Giants.com. October 25, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Patriots Make A Series of Roster Transactions". Patriots.com. January 8, 2019.
  5. Kyed, Doug (February 5, 2019). "Patriots Sign Eight Of 10 Practice Squad Players To Future Contracts". NESN.com.
  6. Thomas, Oliver. "Wideout Ryan Davis, safety A.J. Howard among Patriots' reported roster cuts". PatsPulpit.com. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  7. "Ravens sign DL Jihad Ward to 53-man roster, S A.J. Howard to practice squad". Ravens Wire. USA Today. October 8, 2019.
  8. "Eagles sign DB AJ Howard to the practice squad". Eagles Wire. 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  9. "Browns elevate S J.T. Hassell to active roster". ClevelandBrowns.com. November 20, 2019.
  10. "Lions sign Safety A.J. Howard to practice squad". Lions Wire. 2019-12-24. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  11. "Lions report 11 Reserve/Future signings". DetroitLions.com. December 30, 2019.
  12. "Lions Release S AJ Howard And QB Kyle Sloter". 97.1 The Ticket. 2020-03-17. Retrieved 2020-03-18.

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