Although, it didn't take long for both McMillon and Austin to get on the field it was McMillon who earned the opportunity of out training camp.
R.W. McQuarters sprained his knee in the season opener and McMillon and Austin were forced into a more important role. Austin made a critical interception that in part spared the Bears to a 27-24 win.
McMillon got the start the following week in Atlanta, but Austin then started four of the next five games with mixed reviews.
Austin made his second pick of the year against the Saints Aaron Brooks, but got beat for two touchdowns including the game winner.
Austin remained the team's nickel corner after McQuarters returned from injury, until he himself went down with a serious knee injury against New England.
There is doubt whether Austin will be ready by training camp, which hurts his chances of getting a contract done. The Bears need help in the secondary and Austin has shown flashes of being a playmaker.
Likelihood Austin will return: 50-50