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19 Miles Austin WR
Height/Weight: 6-2/215 | Birthdate: 6/30/1984 | Birthplace: Summit, NJ, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Monmouth (N.J.) | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 10/1 | Average Draft Position: 153.81
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Browns WR Miles Austin seeking to extend career


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/11/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin, who lost the rest of the season to a lacerated kidney, does not plan on retiring and would like to remain with Cleveland in 2015, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Austin caught 47 passes this season - including 34 for first downs - fof 568 yards in 11 games before going down.


Pettine: Kidney issue for Browns WR Austin not career-ending


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Mike Pettine has stated that the kidney problem that landed Browns wide receiver Miles Austin on injured reserve and has knocked him out for the rest of the season is not career threatening, per the Akron Beacon Journal.

Austin had performed well in 2014. He had 47 catches - including 34 for first downs - for 568 yards and two touchdowns.


Still hospitalized, Browns' Miles Austin (kidney) goes on IR


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Browns receiver Miles Austin remains hospitalized in Buffalo with a kidney injury, and on Wednesday the team placed him on injured reserve, reports the team's website. Austin was taken to the hospital following Sunday's loss to the Bills.

The Browns have not elaborated on Austin's injury.

He set season highs with seven catches for 86 yards, then reported feeling abdominal pain afterward. Austin, 30, finishes the year with 47 grabs for 568 yards and two touchdowns.


Browns WR Miles Austin will spend another night in hospital


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin is expected to remain in a Buffalo hospital for a second night to be treated for a kidney injury, coach Mike Pettine told reporters Monday, per the Akron Beacon Journal. Austin was taken to the hospital following Sunday's loss to the Bills with the injury. The team would not provide the extent of his injury, nor his status for Week 15 against Indianapolis.

Browns WR Miles Austin (kidney) to remain in Buffalo overnight


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin will remain in a Buffalo hospital overnight as a precaution after sustaining a kidney injury in Sunday's loss to the Bills, ClevelandBrowns.com reports.

Austin caught seven passes for 86 yards Sunday but had to be taken to a hospital after the game due to abdominal pain. The Browns have a home matchup with the Colts on tap for Week 14.


Browns WR Austin heads to hospital after strong effort


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin was taken to the hospital after the Sunday game in Buffalo with abdominal pain.

Austin was coming off his finest performance of the season. He led the team with seven catches for 86 yards, including three for 53 in the first half. His 30-yard snag in the second quarter was his second-longest this year.

He hopes to be healthy when the Colts come to Cleveland next Sunday.


Browns WR Miles Austin has six-catch, 64-yard outing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin had a season-best 64 receiving yards on six catches during a 26-24 win Week 12 at Atlanta. He was targeted eight times.

Austin's previous best this season was 54 yards, which he achieved in Week 5 and Week 9. However, he extended his scoring slump to eight games Sunday.

The Browns are back in action Week 13 at Buffalo.


Contingent of Browns pitch in offensively in Week 11


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Browns were a mess Sunday against Houston, but several players did make small contributuons to their offensive effort.

Among them was tight end Jim Dray, who filled in admirably for usual starter Jordan Cameron with two catches for 46 yards. Not so proficient was wideout Miles Austin, who dropped two critical passes, one of which he bobbled into an interception down the stretch. Miles finished with three catches for 31 yards.

Running back Terrance West added 12 yards on five carries while wideout Travis Benjamin and tight end Gary Barnidge pitched in with one catch each.


Browns WR Miles Austin leads the way Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Browns wideout Miles Austin led the team in receiving Week 10 against the Bengals.

Cleveland opted to focus on the run game, leading to a less than stellar performance from the receiving core. Austin led the team in both catches and yards, finishing with five receptions for 48 yards. He was targeted a team-high six times with Andrew Hawkins out. 

Austin will look for more Week 11 against the Texans. 


Several Browns receivers make plays in Week 9 win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) A handful of Browns receivers pitched in to a victory Sunday over Tampa Bay. The most prolific was Miles Austin, who caught three passes for 54 yards, including a huge first down snag for 13 yards over the middle that helped Cleveland ward off an upset.

Also chipping in were Travis Benjamin with two receptions for 52 yards, Andrew Hawkins (3-34), tight end Jim Dray (1-26) and tight end Gary Barnidge (2-16).


Many Browns pitch in to win Sunday with minor contributions


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer found eight different receivers Sunday against Oakland and six of them caught two or fewer passes.

That group included wideouts Taylor Gabriel, who raced 48 yards with a screen pass midway through the first quarter and finished with two catches for 60 yards, and Miles Austin (2-34), tight end Jim Dray (2-27) and running backs Terrance West (1-10) and Isaiah Crowell (1-8). West also rushed for 11 yards on seven carries while Crowell added a carry for one yard.


Browns WR Miles Austin has ho-hum game in Jacksonville


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Browns wideout Miles Austin faded in the second half Sunday - just like his team. He snagged a 22-yard pass from Brian Hoyer in the second quarter, but managed just one more catch the rest of the game to finish with three for 53 yards.

Austin, who has yet to rack up more than 54 yards in any game this season, will try to make more of an impact when his team welcomes in the Raiders next Sunday.


Bevy of Browns receivers contribute to Week 6 triumph


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Several Browns receivers chipped in with catches to aid in their lopsided victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Among them was Week 5 hero Travis Benjamin, who followed that two-touchdown effort by catching one pass for 31 yards and adding a three-yard run. Tight end Jim Dray did the same through the air while wideout Miles Austin added two receptions for 29 yards. Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel pitched in with a catch for 24 yards.


Browns WR Miles Austin snags two Sunday - but they're biggies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Browns veteran receiver Miles Austin caught just two passes Sunday at Tennessee, but both proved critical.

Austin was blanked until snagging a 31-yarder with 1:56 remaining in the first half to contribute to a touchdown drive. He then split two defenders to grab a 23-yarder to the Titans 17 with two minutes left in the game. That play helped set up the game-winning score.

He will try to continue making big plays next Sunday against the Steelers.


Looking ahead at Week 4 WR waiver wire options


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Jamey Eisenberg considers Jordan Matthews of the Eagles, Brian Quick of the Rams, Allen Robinson of the Jaguars, James Jones of the Raiders and Hakeem Nicks of the Colts the first five receivers you should be targeting on waivers ahead of Week 4.

Additionally, Riley Cooper, Greg Jennings, Jarrett Boykin, Kenny Stills and Miles Austin are mentioned as possibly worth dropping if you need the roster spot right away.  


Miles Austin pitches in with touchdown in Sunday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin continued Sunday to make strong contributions to his new team.

Austin finished with six catches - including his second touchdown with Cleveland - and 51 yards. His back-of-the-end-zone score came off a quick slant with 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter and gave the Browns a halftime lead. He has been consistent the last two games with 12 receptions for 95 yards.

The veteran can rest along with his teammates this week as they are on their bye.


Miles Austin makes key plays in Sunday victory


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin made his first significant contributions to his new team Sunday with the Saints in town.

Austin tied for the team lead with six catches for 44 yards on 10 targets and made a few important grabs. Included was a 3-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brian Hoyer for the first score of the game. Austin added a 10-yard reception for a first down and a 13-yard catch on the game-winning drive.

He wil try to continue helping Cleveland win when it hosts Baltimore next Sunday.


Several Browns add to effort in loss to Steelers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Several Browns skill position players made minor contributions Sunday in Pittsburgh. Among them was tight end Jim Dray, who caught two passes for 30 yards. Fellow tight end Gary Barnidge added a reception for 13 yards.

Starting wideout Miles Austin managed a disappointing two catches for 20 yards while rookie Taylor Gabriel pitched in with two snags for 13 yards.


Andrew Hawkins, Miles Austin to start Week 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) As expected, Browns head coach Mike Pettine told reporters after the final preseason game that wide receivers Andrew Hawkins and Miles Austin will start Week 1 at Pittsburgh, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Both wideouts moved up a spot on the depth chart after the league suspended Josh Gordon for the entire 2014 season.

Miles Austin has one catch in Cleveland debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Browns wide receiver Miles Austin made his preseason debut with his new club Saturday night against the Lions.

Austin was unable to come down with a short, sliding catch near the sideline during the second drive of the night. On the third drive, Austin dropped a crucial catch within the 5-yard line. He redeemed himself a play later and caught a slant for a gain of 13 yards.

Austin worked with the first-team offense for four series and finished on catch for 13 yards and three targets.


Coach praises Miles Austin for Saturday work


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Mike Pettine has praised Browns veteran wide receiver Miles Austin for his performance at practice Saturday, per WKNR-AM. He also expressed encouragement regarding other players at that position, perhaps as he braces for the impending drug suspension of top wideout Josh Gordon.

Austin is hoping to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2013 in which he was limited to eight starts, 24 catches, 244 yards and no touchdowns. He is at this point the team's most accomplished wide receiver.


Miles Austin, Nate Burleson projected as starters


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) With Josh Gordon likely to be suspended, the Browns are poised to enter the season with Miles Austin and Nate Burleson as their starting outside receivers and Andrew Hawkins in the slot, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The paper calls it "one of the NFL's most pedestrian receiving groups."

Austin has battled hamstring injuries and caught just 24 passes last year. Burleson, 32, has six touchdown catches over the past three years.


Miles Austin ready to go for training camp


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Browns receiver Miles Austin, who was held out of OTA and minicamp exercises, said he will be ready to go when training camp opens on July 26, reports The News-Herald.

Austin, who was cut by the Cowboys this offseason, is looking forward to the new challenge with the Browns.

"I'm fortunate to be in this situation and have another opportunity to go out and prove myself again," said Austin. "I'm looking forward to the challenge."


Hoyer has faith in Browns receiving corps


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer said he's confident in the team's receivers even if Josh Gordon is suspended for the year as expected, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

"Yeah, no doubt," he said. "I look at the guys that we have and I've talked about the guys I throw with but you throw in Nate Burleson, Anthony Armstrong -- I was shocked to know that he didn't play last year,'' said Hoyer. "If you watched him in our spring, he was awesome. Not to mention our tight ends and our skill guys. I feel really confident with who we have and going forward we know that we have what it takes to win games. We know that the guys that are on this team right now are what we're going to have for this season and that's what we're going with, and I feel confident with what we have."

Hoyer's top targets sans Gordon will be tight end Jordan Cameron and receivers Miles Austin, Andrew Hawkins, Burleson and Armstrong.


Miles Austin gets $300K signing bonus


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) New Browns receiver Miles Austin, who could be their No. 1 option with Josh Gordon facing a potential year-long suspension, received a $300,000 signing bonus, reports NFL.com.

He has a base salary of $1.7 million, and the deal is for $2 million total.