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2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Tyler Ervin

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.

The Rundown

One of the top production backs to come out of any college in 2016, Tyler Ervin arrives to the Texans as a player who can do a little bit of all. The San Jose State product is able to help as a runner and pass catcher as shown in his senior season when he accumulated 2,637 all-purpose yards (1,601 rushing, 334 receiving, 587 kick return, 105 punt return), which placed him second in the nation collegiately last season. His versatility makes him an intriguing option for the Texans in his first NFL season. 


There are plenty of opportunities for Ervin to help during his rookie season and it could start off with him being the primary returner. He could also be used as a running back or even in the slot as a pass catcher. During the off-season workout, Ervin showed he has hands as good as some receivers on the roster, maybe even better. Missing all of OTAs and mini-camp with a quad issue, Ervin is expected to be ready for Texans training camp. 

Roster Situation

On the 53-man roster, considered an offensive weapon at this point. 


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