Bills sign wide receiver Tavon Austin 


The Buffalo Bills announced on Friday that they've signed wide receiver Tavon Austin to a one-year contract.

The veteran most recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars joins the Bills' talented wide receiver room in his 10th NFL season. Austin has played in 101 games and started 50 games throughout his career. He's racked up 221 receptions for 2,034 yards and 15 receiving touchdowns along with 196 rushing attempts for 1,340 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.

The versatile receiver has also contributed in the return game throughout his NFL career. During the first half of his career, Austin was returning both kicks and punts, but since 2018 he's been primarily used as a punt returner. He's returned 190 punts for 1,483 yards with three returned for touchdowns with a career long of 98 yards.

The 2013 top 10 pick of the Rams was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team and earned Special Teams Player of the Week/Month honors that season. The Rams traded with Buffalo to move up to the No. 8 spot to draft Austin out of West Virginia. He is a native of Baltimore, MD.

He'll also be reunited with former Rams teammates Rodger Saffold whom he played with from 2013 to 2017 and Case Keenum who threw him passes in 2015 and 2016.

The Bills also announced the release of wide receiver Malik Williams.

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