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Mountaineers in the Pros: Tavon Austin Signs With New NFL Team Following Knee Injury

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Former West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin has signed with the Green Bay Packers, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports.

Austin seemed to confirm the news, posting three cheese emojis on his Twitter.

The Packers are 8-3 this season and in first place in the NFC North.

Austin originally started this season with the San Francisco 49ers but was placed on IR due to a knee injury. The Packers will be Austin’s fourth NFL team since being drafted out of West Virginia in 2013. Austin was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams before moving to the Dallas Cowboys for two seasons and signing with the 49ers and Packers this season.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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