Last week, Austin dressed but did not get into the game. His physical status is only part of it. The team isn't quite sure he's ready, as indicated by DC Perry Fewell yesterday.
"No doubt that he?s rusty," said Fewell. "We would?ve played him if we needed to play him. We had talked about that as we approached the game. He knew the game plan; he?s going to be rusty whether he plays last week or this week or what have you. He knows the game plan, so coach Nunn is doing a great job at trying to get him up to speed, but he?s going to be rusty when he has to play football."