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Report: WVU Legend Tavon Austin, Bills Agree to Mutually Part Ways



Former Mountaineer highlight machine Tavon Austin continues to struggle to find an NFL home. It now seems like Austin is on the hunt for a new team yet again.

The Bills and Austin have agreed to mutually part ways, according to Sal Capaccio of WGR 550. Capaccio claims league sources have told him Austin is exiting Buffalo.

Austin, who was cut by the Bills despite a solid preseason, was added to the practice squad prior to the start of the regular season. He has not been able to experience the active roster yet this season.

Now Austin is forced to try to resurrect his career elsewhere. The former first round pick, who was selected number 8 overall by the St. Louis Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft, was initially throughout the first few years of his pro career. Austin was 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.

Freshly Inducted Members of WVU Sports Hall of Fame Recognized at Football Game

Austin was inducted into the WVU Sports Hall of Fame last month. He totaled 4,446 scrimmage yards over his four-year career and holds the school record for career receptions with 288 and career receiving yards with 3,413.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.


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