Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran
wide receiver Miles Austin to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
The deal is reportedly worth $2.3 million, with an additional $700,000 in
Austin spent the 2014 season with the Cleveland Browns after eight years with
the Dallas Cowboys. In 12 games last season, Austin caught 47 passes for 568
yards and two touchdowns. He landed on injured reserve for the final four
games with a kidney injury.
The 30-year-old Austin was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cowboys in
2006. He made the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2010, eclipsing 1,000 yards receiving
in both years, but missed 15 games over the next four seasons mostly because
of hamstring woes.
Over 118 NFL games, Austin has accumulated 348 receptions for 5,049 yards and
Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles’ leading receiver in 2014, signed with the Kansas
City Chiefs earlier this month.