NFL Network has reported that the Los Angeles Rams will be moving on from Tavon Austin when the new league calendar begins. Los Angeles plans to either trade or releases the former West Virginia Mountaineer.
Austin had been playing for the Rams for 5 seasons and at one point was considered their number one receiver. He simply never lived up to the expectations, and ultimately, become a liability to have on offense. Austin found himself on the sideline for a majority of offensive snaps in 2017, watching newcomers like Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp get a hefty workload.
Austin was almost always lined up in the backfield during his snaps, and often time, was just a guy to get the ball to if he was open out in space.
This move does not come very surprising, as the Rams have been one of the most active teams in free agency, already acquiring Marcus Peters from Kansas City and dealing Robert Quinn to Miami.