Austin missed Week 15 with a sore ankle and he has yet to practice this week as of Wednesday. The reports aren't great and his status for this week's game against the Buccaneers remains very much up in the air.
With the Rams nowhere near playoff contention, it just might make sense for them to keep Austin on the sidelines this week rather than risk further injury. The match-up with Tampa Bay isn't great anyway so there's not much need to push him.
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