St Louis Rams' Jeff Fisher: 'We've been holding Tavon Austin back'

 Fisher head coach of the St. Louis Rams in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks on December 30, 2012
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St Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher reveals that he has been holding back Tavon Austin to surprise teams in the regular season.

St Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has revealed that his side have been holding wide receiver Tavon Austin back in pre-season to save him for when their campaign starts for real.

The 22-year-old has mustered just five receptions in pre-season during his side's three games but did have an 81-yard punt return against the Denver Broncos, showing his explosive skill set.

"We have a pretty good idea, but we haven't shown it yet," Fisher told The Jim Rome Show.

"He's not had a lot of production in the pre-season, only because it makes sense to hold those types of things for the regular season."

Austin was drafted eighth overall by the Rams in the Draft this year.

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