Miles Austin signs with Cleveland Browns


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The Cleveland Browns made a move to shore up their receiving corps by agreeing to contract terms with Miles Austin on Thursday.

The Browns, who took no wide receivers in the NFL draft last week, were in a position of need with Josh Gordon facing season-long suspension because of a failed drug test. Gordon missed two games last season while serving a drug suspension and still led the league in receiving yards. Austin, who has played only for the Dallas Cowboys, was bothered by injuries last season, when he caught only 24 passes for 244 yards and no touchdowns.

The Cowboys, who released Austin in March, were open to re-signing him, but Cleveland beat them to the punch.

“We love Miles Austin, we really do,” Coach Jason Garrett said (via DallasCowboys.com). “Obviously, drafting Devin Street, we addressed the receiver position a little bit. But Miles has been a really good player for us.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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