If Miles Austin is healthy, Chip Kelly will add the veteran to his receiver corps.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the wide receiver will sign with the Philadelphia Eagles when he visits this week, assuming all goes well with the physical, according to a source informed of Austin’s plans.
The 30-year-old wideout played in 12 games, starting 11, for the Cleveland Browns last season before being placed on injured reserve with a kidney injury. Austin caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.
The former Dallas Cowboys receiver has dealt with injuries — including persistent hamstring troubles — that have sidetracked his career following back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010.
Kelly continues to reshape the Eagles‘ receiving corps. After watching Jeremy Maclin defect to Kansas City, Philly will add Austin to a group currently led by Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Riley Cooper. At this stage of his career Austin, the receiver is a complementary player at best. But if there is anything left in his tank, Kelly might be the man to get pump it out.
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