Provided Josh Gordon’s ban is upheld, Miles Austin will enter 2014 as the Cleveland Browns’primary wide receiver.
The 30-year-old Austin inked a one-year contract worth $2 million on May 15 to help compensate for the likely loss of Gordon.
Austin, who healed like a geriatric after suffering a strained hamstring versus the Rams in Week 3, only caught 24 passes for 244 yards over 11 contests in 2013.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection who led the NFC in receiving yards in 2009, the 6-foot-2, 216-pound Austin is strong, powerful, able to break tackles, and fearless going across the middle.
Kim Kardashian’s conqueror also helped Dallas dictate the time of possession and made defenses hesitant to double-team the dynamic Dez Bryant.
Unfortunately, Austin became a human chandelier and he was outperformed by raw rookie Terrance Williams last autumn.
Nevertheless, earning raves from coaches at training camp, a healthy Austin betters Cleveland’s roster.
Johnny Manziel will eventually trump Brian Hoyer and start under center on September 7 against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
A dual-threat who earned the Heisman as a freshman, the 21-year-old Manziel rifled 63 touchdowns, versus 22 interceptions, for 7,820 yards over 26 games as an Aggie.
Displaying remarkable maneuverability and quickness, Manziel also rushed 345 times for 2,169 yards.
Perhaps most impressively, the polarizing signal-caller managed to hit 68.9% of his 863 attempts.
The native Texan launches the ball with great zip and pinpoint accuracy and he can produce strictly in the pocket.
Following initial struggles to develop chemistry, Manziel and Austin will eventually thrive as a tandem on the gridiron.
In fact, by roughly Week 5, expect Miles Austin and Johnny Manziel to become darlings of theDawg Pound.