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Broncos' Bless Austin: Joins Broncos
Austin agreed to a contract with the Broncos on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Austin's addition to the Broncos secondary comes after a three-day audition during the team's recent minicamp. The Rutgers product appeared in 11 games for the Seahawks last season and recorded 10 tackles (eight solo). Austin will likely provide depth at corner for the Broncos in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Bless Austin: Clears COVID protocols
Austin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Austin spent 10 days on the COVID list and has missed the Seahawks' last two games. Now healthy, Austin should be able to play in the season finale against the Cardinals and continue to provide depth in the secondary, while also contributing on special teams.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Bless Austin: Placed on COVID-19 list
Austin (shoulder) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Austin was previously questionable with a shoulder injury, but he will now miss Sunday against the Bears due to COVID. With D.J. Reed also on the COVID list and yet to clear protocols, the Seahawks' secondary will be ailing Sunday against the Bears. John Reid will likely see a significant uptick in snaps.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Bless Austin: Off injury report
Austin (personal) wasn't listed on the Seahawks' injury report Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Austin signed with the Seahawks in early September and missed his first game in Week 10 as he was dealing with a personal matter. The cornerback hasn't played any defensive snaps all season, but his next chance to return to the field will come in Week 11 against the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Bless Austin: Won't play Sunday
Austin won't play Sunday against the Packers due to a personal matter, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Austin hasn't played any defensive snaps this season, but he'll be unable to suit up in Week 10. His next chance to play will be Nov. 21 against Arizona.... See More ... See Less
Seahawks' Bless Austin: Signs with Seahawks
Austin signed with the Seahawks on Sunday, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports.
Austin failed to make the Jets' 53-man roster this year, but he'll now attempt to carve out a role in Seattle to begin the regular season. The 25-year-old appeared in 11 games with the Jets in 2020 and recorded 63 tackles (50 solo).... See More ... See Less
Bless Austin: Waived by Gang Green
Austin was waived by the Jets on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Austin played 682 defensive snaps in 11 games for the Jets last season, so it's a bit of a surprise to see him let go. The 2019 sixth-round pick recorded 63 tackles (50 solo), four pass breakups and one forced fumble in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Ruled out for finale
Austin (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Austin, who's played 100 percent of the Jets' defensive snaps the past two weeks, will miss the 2020 finale as Lamar Jackson likely fills in across from Bryce Hall. Austin racked up 63 tackles (50 solo), four passes defensed and one forced fumble in 11 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Dealing with illness
Austin is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots with a non-COVID-19 illness, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
The 2019 sixth-round pick has stepped into a starting role for the Jets this season, but his availability for the season finale is in question. Lamar Jackson could have an increased role Sunday if Austin is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Seven tackles in return
Austin finished with seven tackles in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks.
Austin returned after a three-week stint on IR due to a neck injury and picked up where he left off, bringing his tackle total to 25 over his last three appearances. The physical cornerback's high tackle totals are due in part to receivers frequently catching the ball in front of him as he attempts to prevent deep shots. That bend but don't break approach hasn't exactly been working for him or the rest of New York's defense, but Austin's starting spot isn't in jeopardy at the moment given the team's lack of enticing cornerback alternatives.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Will start against Seahawks
Austin (neck) will make his return after a three-game absence and start Sunday's game against Seattle, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Austin was designated to return from IR earlier this week, and he looked healthy enough in practice to be activated in his first opportunity to return to game action. Rookie Lamar Jackson -- who was burned for the winning touchdown in the final seconds of last week's loss to the Raiders -- will return to a bench role, while Bryce Hall will hang onto his starting spot opposite Austin.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Designated for return
Austin (neck) was designated for return from IR on Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
This move will allow Austin to return to practice and opens the three-week window for the Jets to put him back onto the active roster. The 2019 sixth-round pick had climbed to the top of an admittedly underwhelming cornerback depth chart prior to sustaining his injury.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Moves to injured reserve
Austin (neck) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
The 24-year-old was considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but he'll instead be sidelined for at least the next three games. Austin's MRI this week showed encouraging results, so there's a chance he only misses the three-game minimum.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Good news from MRI results
Austin (neck) appears to have avoided a serious injury and is considered day-to-day, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Austin had an MRI on Thursday, but the results appear to have been encouraging. Based on his 'day-to-day' designation, it sounds like the starting cornerback could even have a chance to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, depending on how he looks at practice Friday.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Questionable for Week 11
Austin (neck) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chargers.
The Jets cut Pierre Desir earlier this week and placed Brian Poole (shoulder) on season-ending IR, so Austin is their last remaining starting cornerback. He's in danger of sitting out Sunday as well, although an MRI showed encouraging results Thursday. If Austin's able to play, he'll operate as the team's undisputed No. 1 corner, and the final verdict on his status will be revealed about 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Bless Austin: Set for MRI on neck
Austin (neck) will not practice Thursday and is set to receive an MRI to determine the severity of his injury, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
Austin has played an every-down role for the Jets while healthy this season, so it will be a notable blow for the team's secondary if he's forced to miss time. Bryce Hall, a rookie fifth-round pick, is already expected to slot into New York's opposite starting cornerback spot.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Blessuan Austin: Leading tackler in narrow loss
Austin recorded a game-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and a pass defensed in Monday's 30-27 loss to New England.
Austin's physicality is what makes him an effective cornerback, but it also got him in trouble, as he was flagged for defensive holding on 3rd-and-10 to extend a drive that eventually resulted in New England's game-tying touchdown. The 2019 sixth-round pick out of Rutgers is locked into a starting spot in New York's underwhelming cornerback corps, and he's handling himself well in that role.... See More ... See Less
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