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  • Broncos' Bless Austin: Joins Broncos

    Austin agreed to a contract with the Broncos on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Austin's addition to the Broncos secondary comes after a three-day audition during the team's recent minicamp. The Rutgers product appeared in 11 games for the Seahawks last season and recorded 10 tackles (eight solo). Austin will likely provide depth at corner for the Broncos in 2022.
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  • Seahawks' Bless Austin: Clears COVID protocols

    Austin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Austin spent 10 days on the COVID list and has missed the Seahawks' last two games. Now healthy, Austin should be able to play in the season finale against the Cardinals and continue to provide depth in the secondary, while also contributing on special teams.
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  • Seahawks' Bless Austin: Won't play Sunday

    Austin won't play Sunday against the Packers due to a personal matter, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Austin hasn't played any defensive snaps this season, but he'll be unable to suit up in Week 10. His next chance to play will be Nov. 21 against Arizona.
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  • Bless Austin: Waived by Gang Green

    Austin was waived by the Jets on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Austin played 682 defensive snaps in 11 games for the Jets last season, so it's a bit of a surprise to see him let go. The 2019 sixth-round pick recorded 63 tackles (50 solo), four pass breakups and one forced fumble in 2020.
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  • Jets' Bless Austin: Ruled out for finale

    Austin (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Austin, who's played 100 percent of the Jets' defensive snaps the past two weeks, will miss the 2020 finale as Lamar Jackson likely fills in across from Bryce Hall. Austin racked up 63 tackles (50 solo), four passes defensed and one forced fumble in 11 games this season.
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  • Jets' Bless Austin: Seven tackles in return

    Austin finished with seven tackles in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks. Austin returned after a three-week stint on IR due to a neck injury and picked up where he left off, bringing his tackle total to 25 over his last three appearances. The physical cornerback's high tackle totals are due in part to receivers frequently catching the ball in front of him as he attempts to prevent deep shots. That bend but don't break approach hasn't exactly been working for him or the rest of New York's defense, but Austin's starting spot isn't in jeopardy at the moment given the team's lack of enticing cornerback alternatives.
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  • Jets' Bless Austin: Will start against Seahawks

    Austin (neck) will make his return after a three-game absence and start Sunday's game against Seattle, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Austin was designated to return from IR earlier this week, and he looked healthy enough in practice to be activated in his first opportunity to return to game action. Rookie Lamar Jackson -- who was burned for the winning touchdown in the final seconds of last week's loss to the Raiders -- will return to a bench role, while Bryce Hall will hang onto his starting spot opposite Austin.
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  • Jets' Bless Austin: Good news from MRI results

    Austin (neck) appears to have avoided a serious injury and is considered day-to-day, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Austin had an MRI on Thursday, but the results appear to have been encouraging. Based on his 'day-to-day' designation, it sounds like the starting cornerback could even have a chance to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, depending on how he looks at practice Friday.
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  • Jets' Bless Austin: Set for MRI on neck

    Austin (neck) will not practice Thursday and is set to receive an MRI to determine the severity of his injury, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Austin has played an every-down role for the Jets while healthy this season, so it will be a notable blow for the team's secondary if he's forced to miss time. Bryce Hall, a rookie fifth-round pick, is already expected to slot into New York's opposite starting cornerback spot.
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  • Jets' Blessuan Austin: Good to go

    Austin (calf) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Austin came into the game logging LP/LP/NP throughout the week, so this news is a bit surprising. It's good news for the team that Austin will be able to play, as he's in line for his usual starting role at cornerback. In four games this season, Austin has racked up 19 tackles (16 solo) and one forced fumble.
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  • Jets' Blessuan Austin: Done for the night

    Austin (calf) is ruled out to return to Thursday's game against the Broncos, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Austin had two tackles during the first half of Thursday's contest. He'll get the benefit of three additional days of rest while targeting a return Week 5 against the Cardinals.
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  • Jets' Blessuan Austin: Not quite healthy

    The Jets placed Austin (knee) on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday. Just a week ago, Austin announced in a twitter post that he was cleared by doctors, but this news confirms he won't be ready for the start of training camp. The cornerback has undergone ACL surgeries in back-to-back seasons, so it's expected he still needs time to heal. The rookie, when healthy, certainly has the skillset to earn a long-term role with the organization and be a quality starter.
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  • Jets' Blessuan Austin: Going to New York

    The Jets selected Austin in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 196th overall. Austin (6-foot-1, 198 pounds) could be a steal for the Jets this late in the draft after he showed huge potential as a sophomore in 2016 at Rutgers before losing most of the subsequent two seasons due to separate knee injuries. The combination of his big frame and short-area quickness highlight his athletic profile. He may have a hard time finding playing time as a rookie behind Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts, among others, but there's long-term upside here.
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