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Denver Broncos Sign Former New York Giants DT Marvin Austin

May 6th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Douglas Rush

Since being released by the New York Giants at the end of training camp last summer, Marvin Austin has had a bit of a difficult time finding work in the NFL.

After being beaten out for his job by veteran Mike Patterson, he signed with the Miami Dolphins back on September 24, but was then released from the team on October 15. After the Dolphins, Austin then signed with the Dallas Cowboys just six days later on October 21, but was released from the team on November 3. He remained a free agent after his release from Dallas and waited for another chance to sign on with an NFL team.

Austin did just that on Monday, as Conor Orr of the Newark-Star Ledger reported that the former second round pick of the Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft has agreed to a deal with the AFC Champions, the Denver Broncos.

Austin, who once was viewed as a first-round pick coming out of North Carolina, has had a rough go in the league which has been surrounded by injuries and inconsistent play which leaf to his release from the Giants and then from the two other teams last season.

In the three years he's been in the league, the 25-year-old Austin has played in 11 total games and has recorded 10 total tackles with no sacks. With the Dolphins, Austin played in one game and with Dallas, he played in three. Austin will now get a chance to make the Broncos team and try to help a defense that had its ups and downs; the down part came moreso in their 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.


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3 Responses to “Denver Broncos Sign Former New York Giants DT Marvin Austin”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Undersized DT’s get eaten alive in the NFL these days. Their “quickness” becomes irrelevant. I don’t think Austin is ever going to justify Reese’s confidence in him.

    I just hope we don’t grab Donald and find out this rule applies to him. He just doesn’t look like he has the frame to add the 20 pounds he probably needs. So I see him as a “pick with warts”. And as I’ve said, we simply cannot afford any of those this week.

    •  BBWC says:

      Donald is a better player than Austin ever was, but his size does concern me as well. I’d rather wait and get DT later in the draft.
      One option would be Stephon Tuitt who should be available in the early 2nd round. He’s a guy similar to Martin in that he can play anywhere along the defensive line… he’s listed at 6’6″ 304 and he’s only 20 years old so there should be some upside there as well.

  2.  skinnydoogan says:

    Austin = BUST

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