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Rams expected to release Tavon Austin, and Tony Jefferson is already recruiting

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The Los Angeles Rams are expected to move on from wide receiver Tavon Austin.

Austin had a massive decline in production during the 2017 season with the Rams. With new additions Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, Austin took a backseat in the Rams’ offense. He only recorded 13 receptions for 47 yards and zero touchdowns.

Austin has never hit 1,000 receiving yards in a season. In his five year career with the Rams, he has only amassed 1,689 receiving yards, but also has 1,238 rushing yards. He has served as a hybrid type of player for the Rams on offense as well as returning kicks.

As per usual, Ravens safety Tony Jefferson has already begun the recruitment process.

Austin is a Baltimore native. I’m sure he would love the opportunity to play for his home town team. Is he worth taking a chance on though? Jefferson seems to think so.