49ers Release WR Tavon Austin From IR, Make Five Practice Squad Moves

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they’ve released WR Tavon Austin from injured reserve with a settlement. 

The 49ers also signed OL Tony Bergstrom and DL Willie Henry Jr to their practice squad and released CB Brian Allen, OL Cody Conway and DL Adam Shuler from the unit. 

Here’s the 49ers updated practice squad:

  1. WR River Cracraft
  2. DB Johnathan Cyprien
  3. DT Darrion Daniels
  4. TE Chase Harrell (Suspended)
  5. DB Tim Harris
  6. RB Josh Hokit
  7. WR Jauan Jennings (Injured)
  8. DB Jared Mayden
  9. T Dakoda Shepley
  10. WR Kevin White
  11. RB Austin Walter
  12. DT Josiah Coatney
  13. LB Jonas Griffith
  14. TE Daniel Helm
  15. OL Tony Bergstrom
  16. DL Willie Henry Jr

Austin, 30, was the No. 8 overall pick back in 2013 for the then-St. Louis Rams. He signed a six-year, $56.14 million contract and was set to make base salaries of $3 million and $9.35 million over the next two years before he agreed to a pay cut in 2018.

The Cowboys traded a sixth-round pick for Austin in 2018. He re-signed with the team on a one-year deal in 2019. He signed on with the 49ers a few weeks ago. 

In 2019, Austin appeared in 14 games for the Cowboys.  He caught 13 passes for 177 yards receiving and one touchdown.  He also rushed six times for 47 yards.  

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