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10 Tavon Austin RB

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Cowboys' Tavon Austin: Could play wideout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he primarily views Austin as a receiver, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports. "We'll use him for a lot of things, but he's a receiver first." said Austin. "He's really in a lot of ways, some of his skill set is as an outside receiver, which is really unique, but he can move around, the slot."

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones both suggested Austin would get most of his playing time as a running back, but Linehan seems to have a slightly different vision. The 2013 first-round pick filled a variety of roles during his time with the Rams, serving as an outside receiver, slot receiver, passing-down back, punt returner and kick returner. He never truly thrived outside of the return game, and things even fell apart on that front last season when he struggled with ball security. Austin's best trick was his proficiency on jet sweeps, which helped atone for his lackluster receiving efforts as a slot man. Jerry Jones mentioned finding "a dozen or two dozen" touches per game for Austin, but something in the range of 5-10 (including special teams) would make a lot more sense. Austin had a personal best of 141 touches (8.8 per game) in 2015, with 52 catches, 52 carries, 34 punt returns and three kickoff returns.

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Cowboys' Tavon Austin: Will be used mainly out of backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin will be used as a "web-back" in Dallas, a role similar to the one Lance Dunbar held with the team, Clarence Hill Jr. of The Star-Telegram reports.

While Jerry Jones, with his usual panache, suggested that Austin could see "a dozen to 20 times, two dozen" touches a game, the 28-year-old is likely to have a much smaller workload in 2018 playing behind Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield and Cole Beasley in the slot. If Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is able to create some mismatches with Austin, however, he could rebound from last year's disappointing 317 yards from scrimmage in 16 games, and it's worth noting that Linehan did help Reggie Bush to his last productive season in 2013 with the Lions.

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Cowboys' Tavon Austin: Dealt to Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams traded Austin to the Cowboys for a sixth-round pick on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Austin, a former first-round pick, will look to rejuvenate his career in Dallas. The 28-year-old spent his first five seasons with the Rams, but is coming off his least productive one. He tallied just 47 receiving yards on 13 receptions, while also providing 270 yards and a touchdown through the ground on a career high 59 carries. Dallas figures to be an advantageous situation of him, as nothing is set in stone with the receiving depth chart at this point. He will presumably battle with Cole Beasley for reps in the slot, while also potentially seeing some rushing and return opportunities.

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Restructures contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Austin restructured his contract and will remain with the Rams, Gary Klein of The Los Angeles Times reports.

It was rumored that Austin would either seek a trade or release at the beginning of the new league year, but the longtime Ram will remain in Los Angeles for at least the immediate future. The 27-year-old saw a major drop in pass-catching production in Sean McVay's offense last season, recording 13 receptions for 47 yards. However, Austin did see a career-high 59 rushing attempts for 270 yards and one score.

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Rams' Tavon Austin: Bags apparently packed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams will either trade or release Austin before the start of the league year, a source has told Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.

Austin has come nowhere near his No. 8 overall status from 2013, never posting more than 509 receiving yards in five NFL seasons while typically being used more as a gadget-play guy or big-play specialist. Although the Rams finally put together an exciting offense in 2017, Austin was even less a focal point, totaling an ugly 47 receiving yards to go with 270 rushing yards while suiting up in all 16 games. It appears his time with the Rams may be done.

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2014St. Louis Rams158362246.2192011
2015St. Louis Rams1615524348.3604623
2016 1515281595.730127
2017Los Angeles Rams169592704.627129
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Kick Returns
2013St. Louis Rams131839822.13200
2014St. Louis Rams152199.51100
2015St. Louis Rams163165.3700
2016 15155.0500
2017Los Angeles Rams1611313.01300
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2013St. Louis Rams1333112808.59814
2014St. Louis Rams15352339111.27816
2015St. Louis Rams1634152687.97514
2016 1544163648.34704
2017Los Angeles Rams16121534.41200
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2014St. Louis Rams1511.000000.0000
2015St. Louis Rams1611.000000.0000
2016 1533.000000.0000
2017Los Angeles Rams1611.000000.0000
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2013St. Louis Rams1341020020
2014St. Louis Rams1550040040
2015St. Louis Rams1632010010
2016 1551020020
2017Los Angeles Rams1654020020
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