The Eagles have parted ways with veteran wide receiver Miles Austin, tweets Howard Eskin of FOX 29 in Philadelphia. Austin will have to clear waivers before becoming a free agent, but he’s unlikely to be claimed, given the money left on his deal and his performance this season.
Austin, who signed a one-year, $2.5MM contract with the Eagles in March, has been a disappointment for the team this season. Despite seeing a decent amount of playing time, the ex-Cowboy has hauled in just 13 of 31 targets, for 224 yards and a touchdown. He was inactive for his final game with the Eagles.
While Philadelphia could add another receiver to the roster to replace Austin, the team still has plenty of depth at the position on the 53-man squad. The move could result in a few extra snaps for players like Josh Huff and Jonathan Krause.