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Los Angeles Rams looking to cut or trade WR Tavon Austin

The Los Angeles Rams will reportedly be looking to cut or trade wide receiver Tavon Austin once free agency officially begins. Nothing officially has been mentioned, but this came from a source reported by NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise since Austin is expect to make $8 million this year. The 2013 No. 8 overall draft pick struggled to find a role last season despite the offense improving under rookie head coach Sean McVay.

Austin didn’t pan out as a receiver, especially since Sammy Watkins joined the team. He lost his role as a kick/punt returner to pro bowler Pharoh Cooper. McVay did try to incorporate him in the offense as a situational running back, but he had limited success there.

Austin is more of a luxury than necessity at this point. He only had 270 yards rushing, 57 yards receiving and one touchdown last season.

Source: Sports-reference.com, Twitter

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