The Buffalo Bills are making a couple of significant roster cuts this Monday afternoon. That includes the release of a veteran wide receiver and former college football star. The Bills announced they are releasing Tavon Austin.
Tavon Austin was a first-round draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams back in 2013. He had a sensational college football career at West Virginia, but his electric play style never quite translated into big NFL success.
Austin is now a free agent. He'll likely find a landing spot ahead of the 2022 season, perhaps on the Bills' practice squad.
"We’ve released P Matt Haack and WR Tavon Austin. #BillsMafia," the team announced.
Tavon Austin is entering his 10th NFL season. In the past nine years he's caught 244 passes for 2,239 yards and 16 touchdowns. He's also picked up 1,361 yards and 10 additional scores on the ground.
The Bills, meanwhile, are loaded at the wide receiver position. Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie headline at the position.
Buffalo begins the 2022 season on Sept. 8 against the Los Angeles Rams.