Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eagles make it official with Austin

Miles Austin 2014 Browns training camp by Erik Daniel Drost
PHILADELPHIA - The Eagles have signed wide receiver Miles Austin to a one-year deal.

Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys in 2006, Austin (6-foot-2, 215) has amassed 348 catches for 5,049 yards and 36 touchdowns in 118 career games (69 starts).

He spent the 2014 season with the Cleveland Browns, where he totaled 47 catches for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games before a kidney injury ended his season.

A nine-year veteran, Austin spent the first eight seasons of his career in Dallas and ranks eighth in Cowboys franchise history in receiving yards (4,481) and 10th in both receptions (301) and touchdown catches (34).

Austin, 30, burst onto the scene for the Cowboys in 2009, notching a team-best 81 catches for 1,320 yards and 11 scores in 16 games (nine starts), becoming just the 15th undrafted player in league history to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards and the 12th with 10-or-more touchdowns in a season.

In his first-career start, Austin set a Dallas single-game record and earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after hauling in 10 catches for 250 yards and two touchdowns at KC (10/11/09). Austin finished first in the NFC and third in the NFL in receiving yardage in 2009 en route to his first-career Pro Bowl selection.

Austin returned to the Pro Bowl in 2010 after leading Dallas with 1,041 receiving yards and finishing second on the team with seven touchdowns and 69 receptions. He also added one rushing touchdown on a 60-yard scamper at Arizona on Christmas Day.

A Summit, NJ native, Austin attended Garfield (NJ) High School where he was a standout in football, basketball and track and field. He played collegiately at Monmouth University, where he concluded his career as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (2,867), receptions (150) and touchdown catches (33).
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