Austin recorded five receptions for 20 yards and returned three punts for 14 yards over four games with the Packers in 2020. Austin spent the early portion of the season with the 49ers and didn't join Green Bay until late November, leaving him with limited time to establish a consistent role in the Packers offense. The eight-year veteran will hit free agency this spring and should get a look with a team, but it's unclear if the Packers plan to re-sign him.
Austin caught one pass for seven yards and lost a fumble while returning a punt in Sunday's victory over the Bears. Austin's most notable impact on Sunday's game was a negative play, as his first-quarter fumble gave the Bears the ball on the Packers' 20-yard line. Despite the mishap, Austin figures to continue serving as both the Packers' punt returner and a gadget player on offense unless Tyler Ervin (foot) returns to action.
Austin caught both his targets for five yards in Sunday's victory over the Titans. Austin did not do much of note in Sunday's contest, but he did receive 17 snaps after playing just four snaps in each of his first two appearances with the Packers. Austin does not figure to play much more than he did Sunday, but he should continue getting a few snaps per week to give opposing defenses one more thing to think about.
Austin was not targeted in Saturday's victory over the Panthers. Austin caught a couple passes in his Packers debut in Week 14, but he did not touch the ball on offense and was limited to punt-return duties in Saturday's contest. It's unlikely Austin's role will change much in Week 16, as the Packers will presumably rely on their longer-tenured players as they attempt to lock up the top seed in the NFC.
Austin caught both of his targets for eight receiving yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions. He also returned one punt for two yards. Austin saw his first action since signing with Green Bay in late November, and although he was on the field for just four of the 67 plays the Packers' offense ran, he was the primary option on a couple of them. The Packers figure to continue exploring ways to get Austin the ball, but don't expect a major increase in snaps or touches in the team's Week 15 matchup with the Panthers.
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