Austin done in Dallas?: After eight seasons it appears the Dallas Cowboys are ready to part ways with wide receiver Miles Austin. Considering Austin’s 2014 salary ($5.5 million) and his lack of 2013 production (24/244/0), it’s not a surprise that the team would decide to move on. This should open things up for Terrance Williams who acquitted himself well as a rookie, catching 44 passes for 736 yards and five scores. Hopefully knowing that the job of Dallas’ No. 2 receiver is fully his, Williams can take a big step forward in his second season. As for Austin, it would appear that his best fantasy days are behind him.
Housler on the hot seat: For the past couple of seasons, the Arizona Cardinals have been waiting for Rob Housler to become a breakout player. The young tight end has shown flashes, but injuries have prevented him from truly making the leap. That could turn 2014 into a make-or-break year for him, according to AZCardinals.com. He’s caught just one touchdown in his first three seasons and has yet to play a full 16 games. Housler’s lack of consistency won’t boost him up any fantasy draft boards, but if he can put it together in 2014, he’ll have deep sleeper potential.
Beckum joins Seahawks: The last time Travis Beckum caught a pass in the NFL, it was 2011 and he played for the New York Giants. Injuries forced him to sit out all but four snaps of the 2012 season and Beckum hasn’t seen the field since. However, he hopes to make a comeback after signing with the Seahawks on Monday. He’ll compete for a roster spot on a team that struggled to establish consistency among its tight ends. After sitting out the better part of two full seasons, it’s hard to envision Beckum being an impact player in 2014.
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