Chip Kelly is adding another wideout to his receiving corps.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the wide receiver has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.3 million in base salary with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source informed of the situation. Austin can make another $700,000 in incentives, Rapoport added.
The 30-year-old wideout played in 12 games, starting 11, for the Cleveland Browns last season before being placed on injured reserve with a kidney injury. Austin caught 47 passes for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 2014.
The former Dallas Cowboys receiver has dealt with injuries -- including persistent hamstring troubles -- that have sidetracked his career following back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2009 and 2010.
Kelly continues to reshape the Eagles' receiving corps. After watching Jeremy Maclindefect to Kansas City, Philly will add Austin to a group currently led by Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff and Riley Cooper. At this stage of his career, the receiver is a complementary player at best. But if there is anything left in his tank, Kelly might be the man to pump it out.
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