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Miles Austin | Wide Receiver

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Monmouth
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Mike Pettine said the Browns "feel good about where Miles Austin is health wise."
Austin could've used offseason reps learning a new offense in Cleveland, but sat out all of OTAs and minicamp for maintenance purposes. So the Browns will have to see if he has any gas left in the tank when they get camp underway this weekend. Austin looked done during his final days in Dallas. We'd rather target Jordan Cameron and Andrew Hawkins in fantasy drafts. Jul 23 - 8:53 AM

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Miles Austin's one-year contract with the Browns included a $300,000 signing bonus.

It's nothing to sneeze at, and it suggests the Browns will give Austin every possible opportunity to stick on the final roster. He'll have plenty of incentive as well thanks to a $1.7 million base salary. Austin's chronic hamstring issues have been well documented, but the Browns will be bordering on desperate at wideout if Josh Gordon is suspended for a full year. Austin is at least capable of beating out the likes of Nate Burleson, Earl Bennett, Charles Johnson and Travis Benjamin for significant snaps.
May 22 - 8:48 AM

Browns agreed to terms with WR Miles Austin, formerly of the Cowboys.

Castigated for failing to draft a wideout as they awaited word on the length of Josh Gordon's suspension, the Browns have finally added a body in the second-best receiver on the open market. That's not saying much, of course. Released on March 11, Austin had yet to make a single-known visit, and appeared to be at the end of the line last season. The Cowboys were a better team when he wasn't on the field. Positively racked by hamstring injuries, Austin turns 30 next month. In theory, he's an option on the outside, but he's best left in the slot at this stage of his career. That's a crowded position in Cleveland with Andrew Hawkins and Earl Bennett also competing. Austin is extremely unlikely to make a fantasy impact in 2014.
May 15 - 3:04 PM

Coach Jason Garrett wouldn't rule out the Cowboys re-signing free agent Miles Austin.

Austin hasn't drawn an ounce of known interest since being released by Dallas on March 11. "The economics of his situation really factored into the decision we made with him, coupled with his injuries," Garrett said. "We’ll look at the landscape when we get done. Miles is a guy that we have great respect for as a person and as a player." Garrett went on to add that the Cowboys would "absolutely" consider re-signing Austin. He'd come cheaply.
May 14 - 5:41 PM

The Cowboys aren't interested in bringing back free agent WR Miles Austin.

Austin hasn't generated an ounce of interest since being released by Dallas over two weeks ago. The soon-to-be 30-year-old is likely going to have to settle for a one-year deal at the minimum probably after the draft. The Cowboys have sniffed around free agent Nate Burleson but seem content with their receivers.
Mar 28 - 9:54 AM

Cowboys released WR Miles Austin.

He'll be designated as a post-June 1 cut, allowing the Cowboys to spread out his $7.855 million in dead money. The move frees up $5.5 million in cap space, but the Cowboys don't get a penny of it until June 2. A former undrafted free agent, Austin was a feel-good story after erupting for an 81/1,320/11 line in 2009, but hasn't been the same since signing a seven-year, $57.168 million extension in September 2010. He has been positively racked by hamstring injuries, and caught only 24 passes across 11 games last season. Three months shy of his 30th birthday, Austin isn't going to have a robust market.
Mar 11 - 6:52 PM

The Jets could show interest in Miles Austin if/when he's cut by the Cowboys.

Austin is expected to be designated as a post-June 1 cut, saving the Cowboys $5.5 million. He's been highly injury-prone and ineffective ever since his 2009 breakout, but he'd be cheap flier for a Jets team that's absolutely desperate for weapons. The top-three wideouts on their depth chart right now are Jeremy Kerley, David Nelson and Stephen Hill.
Mar 11 - 1:25 PM

According to ESPN Dallas, "all the sounds coming from Valley Ranch" suggest the Cowboys "want to move on" from Miles Austin.

It doesn't look like Austin will even get a chance to stay via a pay cut. He's fully expected to be released as a post-June 1 cut, saving the Cowboys $5.5 million on a player who's been unable to sustain health or effectiveness since his 2009 breakout. Austin, who turns 30 in June, won't find a hot market after averaging just 3.8 catches for 52.9 yards with 20 touchdowns over the last four seasons. Raw rookie Terrance Williams was far more productive in 2013.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 10 - 10:24 AM

Speaking Monday, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said it's "too early" to discuss the contract status of Miles Austin and DeMarcus Ware.

Due $5.5 million next season, Austin is widely expected to be a post-June 1 cut. Slated to earn a combined $26 million over the next two years, Ware is expected to restructure. Jones is unfailingly loyal to players he discovered and cultivated, but there would be zero sense in bringing the soon-to-be 30-year-old Austin back for 2014. Constantly battling hamstring injuries, Austin was a complete non-factor this season, while Terrance Williams is waiting in the wings as a replacement.
Jan 20 - 3:44 PM

The Cowboys are expected to release Miles Austin as a post-June 1 cut.

The move would save $5.5 million versus the salary cap, but results in more than $5 million in 2015 dead money. Still, the Cowboys will need the room this year, and Austin isn't remotely worth his $5.5 million base salary. Austin's contract has proven to be one of Jerry Jones' biggest blunders, and that's saying something. The Cowboys should have gotten rid of this mess last year.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 6 - 4:21 PM

Miles Austin caught two passes for 22 yards in Sunday night's Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

Austin was used in a rotation with Terrance Williams, but failed to make an impact in the passing game and was targeted on Kyle Orton's game-sealing fourth quarter interception. His 2013 season ends with just 24 catches for 244 yards and no touchdowns. Austin appeared in only 11 games due to injury and is widely expected to be released in the offseason. The Cowboys can save $5 million by making him a post June 1 cut.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 01:20:00 AM

The Cowboys could save $5 million by making Miles Austin a post June 1 cut.

Austin signed a seven-year, $57 million deal in September of 2010. But he only got $18 million guaranteed, and $17 million of that was paid in the first year of the deal. The Cowboys have soured on Austin as his hamstring has failed him, culminating in a timeshare with Terrance Williams this season. Sunday could very well mark Austin's final game as a Cowboy. He has a total of 131 catches for 1,744 yards with 13 touchdowns over the last three seasons while missing 11 games and being limited in countless others.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 08:52:00 AM

Miles Austin caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's Week 16 win at Washington.

Austin saw just two targets while Terrance Williams was a season-saver for Dallas with a 4/84/0 line on six targets. The Cowboys have wisely arrived at the decision that Austin is only a bit player -- and an ineffective one at that. The seven-year, $57 million contract he signed in 2010 continues to look worse by the day as Austin will be the No. 3 wideout against the Eagles in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Miles Austin caught two passes for 35 yards in Dallas' Week 15 loss to the Packers.

It was another nonexistent day for Dallas' "No. 2 receiver," who also got slapped with an offensive pass interference penalty and was the intended target on Tony Romo's first interception. Austin got swallowed up by Sam Shields on the throw. Austin has no re-draft value, and is plummeting in Dynasty formats.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Miles Austin caught two passes for 19 yards in Week 14 versus the Bears.

Austin was targeted four times. He failed to reel in a catch-able ball in the first half. Austin and Terrance Williams are cancelling each other out on offense, leaving neither as a roster-worthy receiver in re-draft leagues.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:51:00 AM

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