NFL media's Ian Rapoport first reported that the Eagles and Austin agreed to terms on Monday evening. The one-year deal is said to be worth up to $2.3 million with $700K in incentives. No word on how much money is guaranteed.
The 6-3, 215 pound receiver recorded 47 receptions for 568 yards and two touchdowns last season for the Browns. He played in 12 games for Cleveland until suffering a kidney injury in early December. According to this poll from Dawgs By Nature, most Browns fans actually wanted to see the team re-sign Austin.
Prior to playing for the Browns, Austin was a member of the Cowboys after signing with Dallas as an undrafted free agent in 2006. The Cowboys released Austin after 2013 despite the dead money owed on his contract. Dallas is still paying Austin $5.1 million this year even though he's not on their roster.
Austin, who turns 31 in late July, has a significant injury history. He hasn't played in all 16 games since 2010. He's missed 15 games in the past four seasons; nine in the last two. He's had issues with his hamstrings.
The signing of Austin means the Eagles now have six wide receivers under contract. Of those, only three are returning from the 2014 roster: Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, and Josh Huff. Former undrafted free agents Quron Pratt and Will Murphy spent time on the practice squad last year.