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Miles Austin | Wide Receiver

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
College: Monmouth
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Eagles coach Chip Kelly has "been really impressed" by WR Miles Austin.
"Catches the ball extremely well. Intelligent. Knows the subtleties of the exact route running, kind of exactly where to maybe place his elbow to get separation in terms of pushing off the hip and things like that," Kelly said. "And he's imparted that on the younger guys, which I think has really helped us to have that true veteran route runner in there." Hamstring issues have sapped Austin's playmaking ability, but he can serve as a mentor to the Eagles' extremely young receiver corps. Unfortunately, mentorship does not earn fantasy points. Jun 20 - 12:04 PM
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Miles Austin may not end up being active on gamedays.

Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff and Riley Cooper will almost certainly dress. Seyi Aijrotutu is also expected to be "up" thanks to his special teams prowess. That leaves Austin without a role as a No. 5 wideout who doesn't help on special teams.
Source: NJ.com
May 7 - 9:53 AM

Miles Austin's one-year, $2.3 million contract contains $1 million guaranteed.

We've seen Eagles backers freaking out about the Austin signing, but the team didn't give him much money. His signing bonus was $500,000 with a base salary of $1 million and $300,000 tied up in per-game roster bonuses contingent on Austin making the game-day roster. Austin is best suited to a fourth-receiver role at this stage, but the Eagles aren't overpaying. Plus, he'd be a better option to block on the perimeter than Riley Cooper.
Apr 3 - 2:31 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms Miles Austin was not signed as a Jeremy Maclin replacement.

Austin's one-year, $2.3 million contract is backup-type money. In fact, we wouldn't even consider him a stone lock to make the final roster. Austin projects as the No. 4 receiver right now and the Eagles are expected to use a priority draft pick on a wideout. It's hard to carry a No. 5 receiver that doesn't play on special teams.
Mar 31 - 9:19 AM

Eagles agreed to terms with WR Miles Austin, formerly of the Browns, on a one-year, $2.3 million contract.

Another $700,000 is available through incentives. We'd have to think there's little guaranteed money here, but who knows what coach Chip Kelly sees in Austin. The soon-to-be 31-year-old posted a pedestrian 47-568-3 line across 15 games for Cleveland last season and has no separation skills after numerous hamstring injuries. He'll likely back up all three spots in Philly.
Mar 30 - 5:54 PM

Sources tell NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the Eagles will sign free agent WR Miles Austin this week.

It appears all Austin has to do is pass a physical when he arrives in Philly and the deal will be done. The former Cowboy enjoyed a bit of a bounce-back campaign with the Browns last year, posting a 47-568-3 line in 12 games. But it's an underwhelming signing as he turns 31 in June, had no market in free agency, is an annual injury risk and hasn't been a difference-maker in a half-decade. Expect Austin to slide in as cheap depth behind Jordan Matthews, blocker Riley Cooper and Josh Huff. This signing won't stop Chip Kelly from prioritizing the wideout position in the draft.
Mar 30 - 11:41 AM

Free agent WR Miles Austin is scheduled to visit the Eagles this week.

The Eagles are certainly in need of wideout help with ineffective Riley Cooper and unproven Josh Huff currently penciled as bookends to slot man Jordan Matthews. But Austin, who hasn't garnered even a whiff of interest in free agency, would be an underwhelming addition. He turns 31 in June, has missed 15 games over the last four years and hasn't been a difference-maker since 2010. At best, Austin is a No. 4 wideout at this point in his career.
Mar 30 - 10:11 AM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer expects the Browns to re-sign free agent Miles Austin.

Austin filled a possession receiver role for Cleveland in 2014, posting a 47/568/2 line in 12 games prior to landing on I.R. With Josh Gordon suspended for 2015, Austin could be brought back as veteran depth. The Browns need to aggressively upgrde at receiver this offseason.
Jan 31 - 3:42 PM

Browns placed WR Miles Austin on injured reserve with a kidney injury, ending his season.

He remains in the hospital. It's a tough blow for Austin, who was enjoying a bounce-back season for Cleveland. He'd appeared in all 12 games and managed to avoid injury to his balky hamstrings, posting a 47-568-2 line after an injury-riddled 2013 in Dallas. Austin is on a one-year deal. 31 next June, Austin has earned another contract, but he's no longer a game-breaker on the outside.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Miles Austin (kidney) will remain hospitalized for a third night Tuesday.

The Browns still haven't revealed the exact nature of Austin's injury, but insist his continued hospitalization is "precautionary." Austin is stuck in Buffalo, where the Browns lost on Sunday. It's extremely unlikely that he suits up for Week 14.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Miles Austin will spend another night in a Buffalo hospital with a kidney injury.

Austin was hurt in Sunday's loss to the Bills and will stay a second night as a precaution. The 30-year-old has a 47-568-2 line this season and has played in every game.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Browns WR Miles Austin has a kidney injury and will be kept overnight at a Buffalo hospital.

Austin sustained the injury during Sunday's loss to the Bills. Before going down, he went 7-86-0 on nine targets.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:45:00 PM

Miles Austin was hospitalized with abdominal pain following Cleveland's Week 13 loss to the Bills.

Details are scarce, including whether Austin's pain was the result of an injury he suffered against Buffalo. Austin was Cleveland's leading receiver on Sunday, catching 7-of-9 targets for 86 yards. He took a colossal hit from three defenders when making an ill-advised attempt at a hurdle, but was never announced with an injury. His status will be updated in the next 24 hours.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Miles Austin caught 6-of-8 targets for 64 yards in the Browns' Week 12 win over the Falcons.

The catches were Austin's most since Week 3. Increased production isn't going to be in the cards for Austin with Josh Gordon back in the fold. He's a dubious hold in 14-team leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:36:00 PM

Miles Austin caught 3-of-8 targets for 31 yards in the Browns' Week 11 loss to the Texans.

He also had a crucial third-down drop. Devoid of playmaking ability at this stage of his career, Austin is just a possession receiver best left on fantasy football waiver wires. He will crash down the depth chart when the Browns get back Josh Gordon and Jordan Cameron, which is expected in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 06:25:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Sam Bradford
2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
4Tim Tebow
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3Darren Sproles
4Matthew Tucker
5Kenjon Barner
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Ryan Mathews
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Darren Sproles
WR11Jordan Matthews
2Josh Huff
3Miles Austin
4Seyi Ajirotutu
5G.J. Kinne
WR21Nelson Agholor
2Riley Cooper
3Jeff Maehl
4Devante Davis
5Rasheed Bailey
WR31Riley Cooper
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3Trey Burton
4Eric Tomlinson
5Andrew Gleichert
K1Cody Parkey