Josh Allen: It’s awesome to have a guy like Tavon Austin

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The Bills signed Tavon Austin earlier this month, adding a veteran receiver with significant experience.

It didn’t take Austin long to garner the respect of his teammates in the locker room, according to quarterback Josh Allen.

“When you have some of these young guys in here, they know Tavon Austin from his highlights on YouTube,” Allen said during his minicamp press conference. “I know that I watched those as a kid. As a kid growing up, his college highlights were unbelievable. So I know some of those receivers have so much respect for him already. So when he talks, they listen.”

Allen also noted that Austin had been a “true pro” in his attitude and work ethic since joining the team.

“He’s only been here a couple of weeks, but even in walk-through, how attentive he is — he’s right behind me basically listening to the play call, jogging out, and standing behind someone in front of him going through the play,” Allen said. “You guys saw him in warm-ups, he’s behind the guys catching punts — he’s right there behind them doing all the drills and making it game-like reps. He’s trying to get those reps without actually getting them. So, again, his attention to detail has been awesome.

“His whole approach to guys, how he talks to his teammates, the other receivers is awesome. He’s bringing those guys along. So it’s awesome to have a guy like that, who’s been around the league for a long time, that people respect so much.”

The Rams’ No. 8 overall pick of the 2013 draft, Austin never quite lived up to his draft status. His best season was in 2015 when he recorded 907 yards from scrimmage — 473 receiving, 434 rushing — and nine touchdowns. Austin has since bounced around, spending a pair of years with Dallas, part of the 2020 season with Green Bay, and the 2021 season with Jacksonville.

Last year, Austin recorded 24 catches for 213 yards with a touchdown. He also returned a pair of punts.

The Bills have talent at the top end of their receivers with Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. But Austin could find his way onto the club’s initial 53-man roster with a strong training camp.

22 responses to “Josh Allen: It’s awesome to have a guy like Tavon Austin

  1. Always respected him, sure he never lived up to being a top 10 pick and the big contract the rams gave him but he’s always been a professional and played hard and has been hailed as a good teammate. I remember when he was drafted how he had to change his phone number because half of Baltimore was coming out of the woodwork trying to ride his coattails and hit him up for money- not an easy situation to deal with and he’s been nothing but a pro and still trying to take advantage and make the most of his opportunities in the league.

  2. “Davante Parker > Tavon Austin”
    _____________________

    I don’t think many would argue that. But, of course – Parker is the Pats #1 option.

  3. Yeah, super awesome. A guy who hasn’t played in years and is a bust.

    Buffalo just collects busts. OJ Howard, Shaq Lawson, Crowder and now this guy.

  4. Perhaps Buffalo is the place Austin finally plays to the high-level everyone expected when he was drafted. One thing Austin has going for him, he is playing with a QB that elevates the play of everyone around him.

  5. If the Bills keep seven WR’s he has a shot as punt returner. Diggs, Davis, Crowder, McKenzie, Shakir, and Kumerow are pretty much locks barring injury. Hodgins, Stevenson, and Gentry will have to dazzle this training camp to leapfrog any of those guys.

  6. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 23, 2022 at 12:09 pm
    Davante Parker > Tavon Austin

    —————————————–

    Strange flex.

    Miami didn’t want Parker as a No.4 WR but your bragging about him being your No.1? As if the entire league doesn’t know he can only run two routes.

    Ya’ll talking about AFCE WR’s as if Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are on your team.

  7. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 23, 2022 at 12:09 pm
    Davante Parker > Tavon Austin
    ———-
    Jacksonville > Pats.

  8. touchback6 says:
    June 23, 2022 at 12:46 pm
    Yeah, super awesome. A guy who hasn’t played in years and is a bust.

    Buffalo just collects busts. OJ Howard, Shaq Lawson, Crowder and now this guy.

    ———
    If they collect busts then why could our defense not even keep them out of the end zone once?

  9. bostonblows says:
    June 23, 2022 at 2:26 pm
    patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    June 23, 2022 at 12:09 pm
    Davante Parker > Tavon Austin

    —————————————–

    Strange flex.

    Miami didn’t want Parker as a No.4 WR but your bragging about him being your No.1? As if the entire league doesn’t know he can only run two routes.

    Ya’ll talking about AFCE WR’s as if Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are on your team

    ———

    “His” team is the Jets.

  10. He’s a certified shorts-and-shells hall of famer. With the pads on, not so much.

  11. If after 9 years in the league the best they can say about you is that you had great college highlights, YOU MIGHT BE A BUST

  12. Yeah, super awesome. A guy who hasn’t played in years and is a bust.

    Buffalo just collects busts. OJ Howard, Shaq Lawson, Crowder and now this guy.
    ____________________
    LOL!!!!

    The jealousy is coming through loud and clear.

  13. Taking the under the on the Patriots win total (9.5) seems like the best bet in the entire league.

    How are they going to score points?

    How can they slow down Miami without JC Jackson, and Tyreek Hill added to the Dolphins. Belichek couldn’t Tua before Tua got help.

    Pats are back where they belong, the bottom of the AFCE.

    Good luck coaching Lacrosse, Belichek.

  14. Tavon Austin is the kind of player who, if on a good team, and only has to be 3rd or 4th receiving option, can be useful. His biggest problem of course is staying healthy

  15. touchback6 says:
    June 23, 2022 at 12:46 pm
    Yeah, super awesome. A guy who hasn’t played in years and is a bust.

    Buffalo just collects busts. OJ Howard, Shaq Lawson, Crowder and now this guy.
    ——————————————————————————————————————
    I guess that means that a team, which collects a lot of busts, just completely destroyed and embarrassed your team in the playoffs.

  16. I’m glad Josh Allen cares because absolutely no one else does. CAMP BODY. Move along.

  17. Buffalo didn’t punt in TWO straight games against the Patriots last year. An embarrassment at home followed up by Playoff blowout where the Bills scored a touchdown on every single possession. You would think Pats fans would be a little more humble, but they must have went to the Tommy school of humility.

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