The 49ers reached an injury settlement with Tavon Austin on Oct. 27, 2020.
Austin (5-8, 185) was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the eighth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. Throughout his seven-year career with the Rams (2013-17) and Dallas Cowboys (2018-19), he has appeared in 96 games (50 starts) and registered 215 receptions for 2,006 yards and 15 touchdowns to go along with 196 rushing attempts for 1,340 yards and 10 touchdowns. A member of the Pro Football Writers of America's All-Rookie team in 2013 as a kick returner, Austin has returned 185 punts for 1,498 yards and three touchdowns and 25 kickoffs for 451 yards on special teams. He has also appeared in three postseason contests (two starts) and registered two receptions for five yards on offense and returned five punts for 73 yards on special teams.