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Miles Austin to rest hamstring today

8/18/2011

IRVING, Texas -- A sore hamstring will keep wide receiver Miles Austin from practicing today against San Diego at Valley Ranch, according to a source.

Austin hurt the leg on a catch down the middle of the field during a two-minute drill but stayed on through the rest of practice. He has received treatment the last two days and he could return for the Sunday’s preseason game vs. the Chargers.

With Austin out, Kevin Ogletree would likely move into the starting lineup opposite Dez Bryant. Ogletree is in the lead for the No. 3 wide receiver spot but has shown some inconsistency during camp. Rookies Dwayne Harris and Raymond Radway could get more work to help their chance at earning a roster spot.

Austin’s absence also highlights a potential issue should he or Bryant get hurt during the regular season. The receivers on the roster not named Austin or Bryant have 11 career catches with 10 coming from Ogletree and one from Manny Johnson.