Mountaineers in the Pros
Report: Former Mountaineer WR Tavon Austin Worked Out for Ravens
There could be hope left in West Virginia football legend Tavon Austin’s NFL career. This is according to a report from Aaron Wilson, who covers the NFL for NBC affiliate KPRC 2 in Houston, Texas.
Wilson claims the Baltimore Ravens have worked out Austin as part of their search for receiver help. His report also states the Ravens also looked at a more established veteran receiver in DeSean Jackson too. The Ravens ended up signing Jackson to their practice squad.
Ravens worked out Tavon Austin in addition to DeSean Jackson, who was signed to practice squad
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 18, 2022
Austin is currently a free agent after working out a mutual parting of ways with the Buffalo Bills recently. The former Mountaineer, who was honored during a game as part of the 2022 class of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame, was unable to see the field with Buffalo after joining their practice squad before the regular season.
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He is now trying to resurrect what has been a disappointing career for the former No. 8 overall pick. Originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams, Austin put up strong numbers being used as a wide receiver/running back hybrid his first three seasons but a change in offensive scheme when the team hired current head coach Sean McVay led to a disappointing 2017 season.
He was then traded to Dallas the following season, but has only started three games since leaving St. Louis. All three of those games came last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he caught 24 passes for 213 yards.