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This Week Outlook
Tavon Austin caught both of his targets for eight yards in the Packers’ 31-24 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Making his Packers’ debut, the gadget back nabbed a pair of receptions and returned a punt for Green Bay. He’s unlikely to see much volume as a receiver, and he’s most likely to make his mark on special teams.
The Packers signed free agent WR Tavon Austin to a contract on Monday.
Austin participated in a tryout last Thursday and ultimately landed a deal in Green Bay. He signed with the 49ers earlier in the year, but was released on an injury settlement. He is fully recovered from a knee issue that bothered him in September. Austin will provide the Packers WR depth, but the former 2013 NFL First Round pick is not on the fantasy radar in 2020.
49ers WR Tavon Austin is headed to the IR with a knee injury.
Austin is the latest San Francisco receiver to fall victim to injury. The former pro-bowler and all-around playmaker's season is cut short due to a knee injury, and in a corresponding move, the 49ers activated WR Richie James from the NFI list. Tough break for Austin.
Former Cowboys and Rams WR/KR Tavon Austin is expected to sign with the San Francisco 49ers, pending a physical.
Austin will come in and compete for a role in the return game in the absence of Deebo Samuel, who is out after having foot surgery. The former 2013 first-round pick out of West Virginia has mostly struggled throughout his seven-year NFL career, but if there’s any coach who can resurrect his career, it’s got to be 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Tavon Austin is reportedly working out with the San Francisco 49er's in the hopes that they can sign him.
The former eight overall pick and speed demon would be a great fit for the 49er's after they lost Emmanuel Sanders in free agency. Austin, now 30 years old, probably can't hit a 4.34 40-yard dash any longer, but his speed will stretch the field and his experience can help the 49er's young wide receiver corps anchored by Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk. Austin hasn't seen 100 targets in a season since 2016 with the Rams and probably wouldn't be on the fantasy radar, although his addition would be a boost for Samuel.