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Newly elevated right tackle Austin Howard tweeted to Jets nation about his opportunity in the NFL.
With the demotion of struggling Wayne Hunter, Austin gets the bump to improve the offensive line.
No one has higher expectations out of me than I do of myself. I will give my all to prepare, and play as the #Jets
deserve out of their RT. 8/23/12 8:04 PM
Thanks for all of your support!! #GangGreen #Jets 8/23/12 8:05 PM
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Excited and very blessed to have this opportunity w the #Jets. I am determined to give my 110% and continue to get better every single day.
— Austin Howard (@AustinHoward68) August 23, 2012
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