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Packers sign Austin, cut Shepherd

Tavon Austin Packer Football

GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- The Packers are adding some veteran receiving help for the stretch run. The team announced the signing of Tavon Austin. Green Bay also released receiver Darrius Shepherd.

Austin was originally a first-round pick of the Rams out of West Virginia in 2013. He was with the Rams from 2013-17. He then spent two seasons with Dallas. Austin was most recently with the 49ers.

He has appeared in 96 regular-season games and has 215 career receptions for 2,006 yards and 15 touchdowns. Austin has also tallied 1,340 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. He also has three punt return scores.

Lance Veeser

Sports Director, 27 News

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