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Alex Austin's interception 

Austin arrived in New England in November and is out of contract in March, so there’s no guarantee he’ll be back. But based on his performances, he absolutely should be. Austin only played in five games, but he allowed just 5 of 16 passes to be caught. And those only went for an average of 4.2 yards.  

The 22-year-old was drafted in the 7th round by the Bills, but he arrived in New England after a brief stint in Houston. He played three games as a Texan in September and October but mainly featured on the special teams unit. Houston released him on November 1st when they added J.J Taylor to their practice squad. 

Austin’s interception came against the Bills as Josh Allen threw into double coverage. Somehow, Austin was the only one of the three players involved who actually tracked the ball. His hard work was rewarded with his first career pick. 

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