Tavon Austin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jeff Fisher: Tavon Austin poised for 'breakout year'

    NFL.com "After two years as an afterthought in the Rams' offense, former No. 8 overall pick Tavon Austin is being prepped for a featured role in 2015. "There's no doubt in my mind that his production level should increase," coach Jeff Fisher said this week, via SI.com's Don Banks. The party line is..." August 05

  • Tavon Austin thinks he’ll have more opportunities this year

    Pro Football Talk "The eighth pick in the 2013 draft hasn’t done much in his two NFL seasons to justify that status. In his third season, receiver Tavon Austin hopes that things will change. Austin believes that whether it does hinges on whether he gets the ball as much as he’d like to. “Basically, it depends..." June 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Source: #Rams WR Tavon Austin has a sprained MCL and is out roughly 2 weeks. Just doesn’t stop today.

  • Rams turn to Tavon in backfield

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "During training camp, coach Jeff Fisher said the Rams wanted to expand Tavon Austin’s role in the offense. And in the season opener against Minnesota, part of those plans were unveiled. Austin, the No. 8 overall draft pick in 2013, lined up on several plays in the backfield as a running..." September 12

  • Even with Bradford out, this could be a breakout year for Tavon Austin

    Fox Sports Midwest "Speed might be the most valuable asset at the wide receiver position, and few in the NFL can run faster than St. Louis' Tavon Austin. In the most promising game of his rookie season, he made the Indianapolis defense look like it was standing still on touchdown catches of 57 and 81 yards in a..." August 28

  • Healthy Austin could help Rams hit it big

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "English was a second language for wide receiver Tavon Austin when it came to understanding the Rams’ playbook in 2013. Although things got better as his rookie season progressed, Austin said there were times when he felt like it was written in Spanish. “It definitely was hard in the beginning..." August 14

  • Rams looking to expand Tavon Austin’s role

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams players scattered in all directions following Thursday’s conclusion of the spring practice period known as organized team activities. The full squad doesn’t convene again until reporting day on July 24. But that doesn’t mean the players will be lying on the beach for the next 4 ½ weeks, or..." June 24

  • Austin far from satisfied with rookie season

    ESPN "Nobody had higher expectations for St. Louis Rams receiver Tavon Austin's rookie season than Austin himself. As the first skill position player drafted last April, Austin was expected to come in and jump-start the Rams' offense and special teams with his combination of speed and..." January 01

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Seahawks probably won't have to deal with Tavon Austin today. Dynamic rookie likely to rest again. Flashed big potential this year.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Doesn’t sound like #Rams WR Tavon Austin (ankle) will play this week vs. #Bucs. Injured his ankle and missed last week, too.

  • Still no Tavon Austin for Rams

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the second day in a row, Rams wide receiver/return man Tavon Austin did not practice because of an ankle issue. On Monday, coach Jeff Fisher said the team may try to get Austin on the practice field by the end of the week. We’ll see what happens Friday. Austin no longer is wearing a walking..." December 20

  • Tavon Austin (ankle) expected to miss tilt vs. Saints

    NFL.com "The St. Louis Rams will likely be without one dynamic rookie as they try and keep up with the explosive New Orleans Saints' offense on the fast turf at the Edward Jones Dome. Wide receiver Tavon Austin is expeted miss the first game of his rookie season due to the ankle injury he suffered in..." December 15

  • Austin, Jenkins miss Rams practice again

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the third time in as many days, wide receiver and kick returner Tavon Austin (ankle) and cornerback Janoris Jenkins (back) sat out practice Friday at Rams Park. Austin, who was hurt at the end of a 56-yard run last weekend in Arizona, was again in a walking boot Friday to protect his left..." December 14

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Once again, WR/special teamer Tavon Austin (ankle) did not practice for Rams Thursday. In fact, he was in a walking boot.

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    Nick Wagoner @nwagoner

    Tavon Austin played 15 snaps on offense and 8 on special teams. With a player like that, it's about quality of touches not the quantity.

  • Rams WR Tavon Austin explodes for career day

    CBS Sports "Outside of the Jaguars grabbing their first victory of the season and maybe the Bengals successful Hail Mary to force overtime vs. the Ravens, the wackiest game on the Week 10 schedule had to be the Rams facing the Colts on the road. Indianapolis was a 9.5-point favorite and was coming off big..." November 10

  • Exec: Sam Bradford's inaccuracy hurts Tavon Austin

    NFL.com "Tavon Austin played just three snaps in the St. Louis Rams' blowout win over the Houston Texans on Sunday a head-scratching development for the eighth-overall pick in April's draft. Austin leads the Rams in catches (24) but he's made very little impact through six games dropping six passes..." October 19

  • Rams WR Tavon Austin Favored To Win Offensive Rookie Of The Year

    Ramblin' Fan "The gambling website Bovada.lv distributed its leaguewide award odds Tuesday morning and Austin is at the top of the list for the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. The Rams traded up from 16 to eight in order to get Austin the biggest playmaker in the draft. Hopefull he will live up to all the..." August 25

  • Versatile Rams receiver Austin hoping for 'a couple of carries' per game

    Fox Sports Midwest "If you showed up late you missed it. Sam Bradford's handoff to receiver Tavon Austin was the first play of Saturday's scrimmage at the Edward Jones Dome. It was also the first play Austin was asked about after the practice session came to its end. "That's where my heart has always been"..." August 05

  • Rams' Austin ready to stake claim to return job

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Growing up Tavon Austin’s favorite pickup game was something called “throw up tackle.’’ “It’s everybody for themselves” Austin explained. “Whoever gets the ball you run against everybody and if you get tackled throw it up and next person tries.” Quickness elusiveness determination instincts..." July 29

  • Rams sign Tavon Austin (and the rest of their picks)

    USA Today "The St. Louis Rams took their time signing their rookies because they wanted to instruct the young men on the proper way to handle their money before cutting them a check. Armed with that information, all of those players can plan how to spend the money, because they're finally getting..." June 13

  • Rams updates: Austin takes handoffs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Some quick observations after watching Friday's Organized Team Activities workout at Rams Park in Earth City: • Tavon Austin, chosen No. 8 overall in the recent NFL draft, took a few handoffs midway through practice. At West Virginia last fall, in addition to catching 114 passes for 1,289 yards..." May 27