It appears Miles Austin‘s seven year run with the Dallas Cowboys may be nearing an end.
According to ESPN Dallas, Austin is expected to be released by the Cowboys after June 1, which will free up much needed cap space:
Wide receiver Miles Austin figures to be a June 1 casualty, which will open up $5.5 million in space, but would carry more than $5 million in dead money in 2015. Most of that money will be used to sign the draft picks.
The Cowboys don’t stand to save much by letting Austin go as of the current moment, so it’s expected he’ll remain on the roster until the Summer.
Austin, who has spent his entire career with the Cowboys despite not being drafted has dealt with a multitude of hamstring injuries the last few seasons and with the emergence of Terrance Williams, it appears Austin is no longer needed – at least not at such an expensive rate.
The 29-year-old played in just 11 games this past season, catching 24 balls in the process.
Austin has not had a 1,000 yard season since 2010.