On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles officially announced the signing of WR Miles Austin, who had spent the 2014 season with the Cleveland Browns. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on the terms of the deal:
WR Miles Austin and the #Eagles have agreed on a one-year deal worth $2.3M base with another $700K available in incentives, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2015
Austin played for $2 million with the Browns last season. He's getting a little more than that this year, but his deal could be worth up to $3 million if he hits certain incentives. In his one-year stay in Cleveland, Austin won over a lot of Browns fans. Heading into free agency, 92% of fans were interested in the team bringing Austin back. Then, even after the Browns had added WR Brian Hartline and WR Dwayne Bowe this offseason, 71% of fans still wanted the team to re-sign Austin.
Austin cited the testimonial of new Eagles RB DeMarco Murray as one of the reasons he chose to sign with Philadelphia (Murray and Austin played together as members of the Dallas Cowboys). With Austin signing a deal in free agency, this also continues to help the Browns' chances of picking up some compensatory picks for the 2016 NFL Draft.