What Does Miles Austin Actually Bring to the Eagles?

April 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There hasn't been a team more active since the 2015 league year began than the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Chip Kelly has taken a buzzsaw to his offense. A new quarterback in Sam "Ironman" Bradford. A new tailback in DeMarco "Is 392 a Lot?" Murray.
To this point, however, Kelly hasn't made a "splash" addition to compensate for the loss of top wideout Jeremy Maclin. In fact, the wide receiver the Eagles did add in free agency has elicited more groans than cheers from the fanbase.
With good reason.
Earlier this week, as Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reported, the Eagles signed veteran wide receiver Miles Austin to a one-year deal worth $2.35 million. The deal became official on Friday, with Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun breaking down the financial details:
It's a signing that's been met with a healthy dose of skepticism, including from ESPN's Eric Karabell:
It's not exactly hard to see why.
To say that Miles Austin has struggled a bit with...

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