Dec 15, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Miles Austin prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Should Seahawks explore signing Miles Austin?

In need of a wide receiver, the Seahawks have a few different options — they can sign a free agent or wait for the NFL Draft and select a receiver then.

Either way, the Seahawks could use another wide out to complement Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse, and right now there are slim pickings in the free agency market.

I still think Seattle’s best option in free agency is Sidney Rice, but there has been some talk that the Seahawks should look at former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowler Miles Austin as well.

Austin had a forgettable year last season, catching just 24 passes in 11 games and recording no touchdowns for just the second time in his seven-year career.

But he also has the potential to put up big numbers as he has been known for throughout his career, which has been spent entirely in Dallas.

In his career, Austin has recorded 301 catches for 4,481 yards and 34 touchdowns.

If the Seahawks miss out on Rice, Austin may be a nice pick-up. Seattle would be wise to give him a short-term deal and see if he just needs a change of scenery to ignite and put up the numbers he did a few years ago.

Like Rice, he would be low-risk, high-reward. And that high reward could be very high if Austin is given the opportunity.

Should the Seahawks try to sign Miles Austin?

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