Originally published on Silver & Black Report on Nov. 18, 2013
KRON is reporting that former Raiders linebacker Thomas Howard has passed away after suffering injuries in a car accident on Highway 880.
Reports state that Howard, 30 years old, is one of two people killed in the accident early Monday morning. Howard is the reported driver of the vehicle which was moving at high speeds northbound on Highway 880, but then lost control and collided with the back of a semi-truck, according to KRON.
Howard was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by Al Davis and played five seasons for the Oakland Raiders. During his time with the Raiders, Howard played in 76 games while accumulating 390 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
Howard and the Raiders parted ways as he moved on and played for the Bengals for 2011 and 2012. Howard was most recently signed with the Atlanta Falcons this year but was released when Sean Weatherspoon was activated.
Silver and Black Report would like to offer it's condolences to the Howard family and friends and anyone else affected by the accident.