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Rams May Cut Ties With Former Mountaineer Tavon Austin

The Los Angeles Rams are expected to cut former Mountaineer great Tavon Austin.

It was just about a year and half ago that Austin signed a four-year 42-million-dollar contract extension that kept him in Los Angeles through 2021.

The Rams are looking to make salary cap space to sign defensive tackle Aaron Donald and possibly making him the highest paid defensive player in the league.

Los Angeles can save eight million in cap space by cutting Tavon. They would save three million now and another five million by cutting him before March, cause of a roster bonus.

Austin did not have much production as a Rams receiver. Mountaineer fans have been frustrated for not using his talents correctly.  With former Rams head coach Jeff Fisher being fired there was optimism that new head coach Sean McVay would find ways to get him the ball in space.  He primarily used Tavon as a decoy.

It’s too early to tell where Tavon could land, but with teams like the Saints and the Patriots that know how to use an undersized receiver, those could be prime destinations for Austins talents.

 

Tavon Austin Stats

Receiving Stats
SEASON GP REC TGTS YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LST
2013 13 40 69 418 10.5 81 4 17 1 1
2014 15 31 44 242 7.8 28 0 12 0 0
2015 16 52 86 473 9.1 66 5 21 1 1
2016 15 58 107 509 8.8 43 3 25 1 1
2017 16 13 22 47 3.6 13 0 2 1 1
Career 75 194 328 1,689 8.7 81 12 77 4 4

 

Returning Stats PUNTS KICKOFFS
SEASON GP ATT YDS TD FC LNG ATT YDS TD FC LNG
2013 13 33 280 1 11 98 18 398 0 0 32
2014 15 35 391 1 23 78 2 19 0 0 11
2015 16 34 268 1 15 75 3 16 0 0 7
2016 15 44 364 0 16 47 1 5 0 0 5
2017 16 12 53 0 1 12 1 13 0 0 13
Career 75 158 1356 3 66 98 25 451 0 0 32

 

Rushing Stats
SEASON TEAM GP ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FD FUM LST
2013 13 9 151 16.8 65 1 3 0 0
2014 15 36 224 6.2 19 2 11 0 0
2015 16 52 434 8.3 60 4 23 0 0
2016 15 28 159 5.7 30 1 7 1 0
2017 16 59 270 4.6 27 1 9 0 0
Career 75 184 1,238 6.7 65 9 53 1 0

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