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Miles Austin

30-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Cleveland Browns

2014 Receiving Stats

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8

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64

TD

1

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8.0

Tar

13

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

With Josh Gordon suspended for the 2014 season, someone has to catch passes from Johnny Manziel. Austin – if he can stay healthy – might be that guy. The 29-year old Austin has the size (6-2, 215) and...

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2014 ADP:  178.06

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Bye Week:  4

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/30/1984  College: Monmouth  Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Browns in May of 2014.

September 14, 2014  –  Miles Austin News

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Austin had six catches on 10 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints.

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Miles Austin NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 23 16 5 76 0 10 15.2 7.6 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 24 12 13 278 3 23 21.4 12.1 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2009 25 16 81 1320 11 124 16.3 10.6 21 8 - - - 2 -2 -1.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 26 Dal 16 69 1041 7 119 15.1 8.7 17 2 5 1 0 7 93 13.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2011 27 Dal 10 43 579 7 73 13.5 7.9 7 0 1 0 0 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 28 Dal 16 66 943 6 119 14.3 7.9 13 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 29 Dal 11 24 244 0 49 10.2 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 Cle 2 8 64 1 13 8.0 4.9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 30 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Miles Austin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Miles Austin Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 23 16 0.5 0.8 0.6 0 5 1 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 24 12 3.8 4.9 4.4 1 23 2 - - 0 0 0 - -
2009 25 16 12.4 17.4 14.9 5 83 21 8 5 0 -0 0 0 0
2010 26 Dal 16 10.1 14.4 12.2 4 65 18 13 8 0 6 0 0 0
2011 27 Dal 10 10.0 14.3 12.2 4 58 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 Dal 16 8.1 12.3 10.2 4 59 13 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 Dal 11 2.2 4.4 3.3 2 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 30 Cle 2 6.2 10.2 8.2 4 32 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 30 CLE Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Miles Austin

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Miles Austin – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

90

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Miles Austin was on the field for 90 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Miles Austin was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 866 0
2013 474 3
2014 90 0
Miles Austin 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Pit 38 0 2 20 0 3 10.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NO 52 0 6 44 1 10 7.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
3 Bal
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Ten
6 Pit
7 @Jax
8 Oak
9 TB
10 @Cin
11 Hou
12 @Atl
13 @Buf
14 Ind
15 Cin
16 @Car
17 @Bal

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Miles Austin  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.47 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.14 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.09 sec
POOR
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   41 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   123 in
GOOD
Bench Press
Not Available
Cleveland Browns Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
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Miles Austin: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Austin caught two passes on three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's contest against the Steelers.

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Austin is in line to serve as the Browns' No. 1 wide receiver, with teammate Josh Gordon's suspension having been upheld, the Browns' official site reports.

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Austin caught two passes for 23 yards on six targets in Saturday's game against the Rams.

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Austin caught one pass for 13 yards on three targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the Lions.

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Austin made an impression on head coach Mike Pettine during the first day of camp, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Austin took the practice field Tuesday for the first time since joining the Browns, the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

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Austin signed with the Browns on Thursday.

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With the announcement of Josh Gordon's upcoming suspension -- duration to be determined -- the Browns mysteriously didn't select a wide receiver during the recent draft. Considering a number were available on the waiver wire, they inked both Austin and Earl Bennett on Thursday to bolster the corps with an absent Gordon in mind. Austin was available due to his historical hamstring concerns rearing their ugly head last year, which limited him to 24 receptions (on 49 targets) for 244 yards and no touchdowns in 11 games. If healthy, though, he's displayed big-play ability, as he reeled off 16.2 YPC from 2008-10.
The Cowboys will designate Austin as a post-June 1 cut, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Austin, who is slated to earn $5.5 million in 2014, is a candidate to be let go by the Cowboys this offseason, NFL.com reports.

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2014

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2013

It's safe to say Austin is no longer the No. 1 receiver in Dallas. After a major breakout in 2009, Austin's been slowed by hamstring and ankle injuries and has since been supplanted by the faster, younger and more physical Dez Bryant. Still, Austin saw 119 targets last year and averaged 14.3 yards per catch. At 6-2, 210 and with good downfield speed, Austin's capable of making occasional downfield plays when healthy – he had only 13 catches of 20-plus last year, but he was rarely at 100 percent. After agreeing to restructure his contract, Austin will return as the team's No. 2 receiver, and he's reportedly changed his offseason workouts to strengthen his hamstrings. But with Bryant and Jason Witten around and the team taking Gavin Escobar and Terrance Williams in the second and third rounds, respectively, Austin's role is more likely to shrink than grow.

2012

Injuries to both hamstrings derailed Austin’s season, and now his breakout in 2009 (when he and Tony Romo were last healthy together) is fading further into history. But before Austin went down in Week 2, he had 14 catches for 233 yards and four touchdowns, so he essentially picked up where he left off early in 2010 (when Romo was healthy), and Austin had more than 140 yards in three of the season’s first four games. At 6-2, 210, Austin’s big, strong and fast, and he’s tough to bring down after the catch. The presence of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten probably limit Austin’s target upside, but the Austin/Romo combination is efficient enough to produce big numbers without being top-10 in volume. Austin’s healthy at press time and with the departure of Laurent Robinson, there are no other established receivers besides Bryant on the roster.

2011

After a monster 2009, Austin looked like the top receiver in the league when he posted receiving totals of 146, 142 and 166 yards in Games 1, 2 and 4, respectively. But Tony Romo got hurt in Game 6, and Austin never developed the same kind of rapport with backup Jon Kitna. Nonetheless, Austin finished the year with 1,041 yards and seven scores, with strong per-play numbers (15.1 YPC, 8.8 YPT, both 5th). At 6-2, 207, Austin's got good size and excellent deep speed. Austin's quickness and size make him a tough cover in the red zone, and the Cowboys targeted him 13 times inside the 10 (tied for 2nd) as a result. Austin had just two catches of 40-plus, but that should change when the strong-armed Romo – who buys time in the pocket and looks downfield on broken plays – returns. The one wild card for Austin's 2011 is the emergence of last year's star rookie Dez Bryant. Austin is likely to be Romo's first read, but the Cowboys will not ignore the 6-2, 220-pound playmaker across from him, and it remains to be seen how the Cowboys will distribute targets in the red zone between those two and also Pro Bowl tight end Jason Witten.

2010

For the last three quarters of 2009, Austin was the NFL’s best fantasy receiver. In those 12 games (once the Cowboys started looking his way), Austin had 76 catches for 1,239 yards and 11 touchdowns. Prorated over a full 16 games, that comes out to 101 catches, 1,638 yards and 15 touchdowns. Austin was also one of the league’s most efficient receivers — his 10.6 yards per target put him second only to Sidney Rice among those with 100 targets, and his 16.3 yards per catch put him third behind only DeSean Jackson and Greg Jennings. At 6-2, 207 (he dropped eight pounds after working out this offseason), and with excellent speed and athleticism, Austin is the full package — capable of blowing by defenders or breaking tackles in the open field. With Tony Romo’s ability to buy time, and his nice touch on the deep ball, Austin should continue to do damage down the field — his eight catches of 40-plus were third in the league, and he managed that in 12 games. While Austin has enough size to excel around the goal line, he only saw eight targets inside the 10 (teammate Roy Williams saw 10). While Austin has clearly surpassed Williams as Romo’s first look, Williams was very efficient from in close, hauling in six of those targets for scores — so Austin might not see as many easy ones as Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss or Larry Fitzgerald. Moreover, the Cowboys drafted the 6-2, 220-pound Dez Bryant in the first round, another big, prototype red-zone receiver. Nonetheless, Austin’s breakout was fully supported by his efficiency stats and underlying skills, the Cowboys offense returns largely intact, and he enters the year as the team’s undisputed top wideout for the first time in his career.

2009

A sprained MCL limited Austin to 12 games last year and also nagged him even when he suited up. Still, of Austin’s 23 targets, five went for 20-plus, two went for more than 40 yards and three went for touchdowns. All told, Austin averaged 21 yards per catch and more than 12 yards per target – though in a woefully small sample. At 6-2, 215, Austin’s got excellent size, and the speed to get deep. His route running needs work, but he’s a good athlete and adjusts well to the ball in the air. Austin should have a chance to compete with Patrick Crayton for a starting wideout job opposite Roy Williams, and even if Crayton were to prevail in camp, Williams has a history of missing time due to injury.

2008

Depth WR could get opportunities if Terry Glenn doesn't return.

2007

Depth WR and special teams player.