According to ESPN Dallas’ Todd Archer, the Dallas Cowboys are ready to “move on” from oft-injured wide receiver Miles Austin.
Austin is a two-time Pro Bowler, but he has struggled mightily in two of the past three seasons as he’s dealt with a long string of nagging hamstring injuries. Last season was his worst as a Cowboy, as he missed five games with the hamstring, and caught just 24 passes for 244 yards and no touchdowns.
Likely a post-June 1 cut, Austin would be due $5.5 million in 2014.
“ ... I’ve long defended him and felt he was a good fit after what he did in 2012,” Archer writes. “But he just couldn’t get over those injuries. It’s a shame. Perhaps there’s a chance he comes back at a lower rate, but I can see the Cowboys drafting a receiver or going after a low-paid veteran in free agency on a short-term deal.”
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