Austin, 34, joins the 49ers after a 10-year playing career with the Dallas Cowboys (2006-13), Cleveland Browns (2014) and Philadelphia Eagles (2015). He appeared in 129 games (70 starts) and registered 361 receptions for 5,273 yards and 37 touchdowns. On special teams, he returned 89 kickoffs for 2,146 yards (24.1 average). Austin, a two-time Pro Bowl selection (2010-11), also started two postseason contests and added 11 receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown. Following his time as a player, Austin worked as a pro & college scouting intern with the Cowboys.
A native of Summit, NJ, Austin played wide receiver at Monmouth University and finished his career as the school’s all-time leaders in receptions (150), receiving yards (2,867) and touchdown receptions (33).