When the Cleveland Browns, signed veteran wide receiver Miles Austin, people were excited. Now that the Browns have started OTA’s, and it’s clear Austin is avoiding them, to avoid further injuries, is that excitement level still running high?
I don’t think so. I think fans, as well as the Cleveland Browns coaching staff, are wondering just how much Austin is going to help the team this season. The Browns brought him it and then released Greg Little, thinking they have found the guy, that can catch and hold onto the football.
In order for Austin to do that, he needs to stay on the field. In his case, he just needs to get on the field. If Austin is as fragile as rumors have it, why did the Cleveland Browns bother signing him?
Austin played in Dallas for 8 seasons. During his time with the team he missed, 15 games in 7 years. We aren’t including the first year he was with the team. Austin missed 5 of those games last season, due to hamstring issues.
If this guy has fragile hamstrings, than what good is he to the Browns as a wide receiver. The guys running this team have been around professional football long enough to know, don’t sign a guy who has leg problems.
The Browns knew they were going to be short handed at the wide receiver position almost 2 months before the NFL draft. So what do they do? They sign a guy who might not be able to make it through the season.
Lets hope the running game is enough to blow teams out of the water. If the Browns don’t get a wide receiver that can help the team win, they are going to have to run the ball….
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