The Los Angeles Rams are expected to trade or release wide receiver Tavon Austin before the start of the league year, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on Thursday.
Austin hasn't been overly productive since signing a four-year, $42 million contract extension in 2016. He reeled in 13 receptions for just 47 yards and zero touchdowns last season while adding 270 rushing yards and a score for the Rams.
Pharoh Cooper replaced the 5-foot-8, 179-pound Austin as the team's kick returner last season.
Austin has recorded 194 receptions for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns and 1,238 rushing yards with nine scores since being selected by the Rams with the eighth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.