In a surprising move the Texans released Tyler Ervin. The former fourth round selection of the 2016 NFL Draft has been claimed by Philadelphia in his new search for a forever home. This season Ervin had been the team’s primary returner on a resurgent, I guess I mean newfound since the Texans have never had a competent special teams, special teams unit. He had returned every kick for Houston, picking up 174 yards on 21 punt returns for 8.3 yards a return, and picked up 253 yards on 10 kick returns for 25.3 yards a return. Alfred Blue returned the one kick he didn’t return.
The Ervin era will be fondly remembered for an error. The helmet return catches where the ball would bonk of his face and into the arms of cheerleaders. Those days are now gone. The Texans claimed Eagles wide receiver DeAndre Carter who too has returned kicks, but hasn’t been as good as Ervin at it.


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