One of the non surprising cuts the New York Giants made on Saturday night was the release of defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who never lived up to expectations after being drafted in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
The former University of North Carolina graduate wasted no time in looking for work in the NFL, as Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports had reported that Austin was in Michigan on Labor Day for a visit with the Detroit Lions.
The Lions already have two top starting defensive tackles in Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh, but adding Austin as a backup would give Detroit solid depth at the position.
"No one guy gets it all. Just might seem that way. Anyway, I expect Austin signed quickly. That was the word anyway," he tweeted.
The 24-year-old Austin has played in just seven games and has eight career tackles with no sacks in two seasons in the NFL.
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