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Texans Waive Tyler Ervin

Claim DeAndre Carter off waivers

November 07, 2018 - 7:01 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Tyler Ervin has been waived by the Texans the club announced Wednesday. 

Ervin, 25, was in his third season with the Texans and has been used a bit in the slot role recently with the injury to Keke Coutee.

In nine games this season Ervin is averaging 25.3 yards per kick return in 10 attempts, and 8.3 yards per punt return in nine attempts.  Ervin caught three passes in those same nine games for 35-yards.

The Texans claimed DeAndre Carter off of waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles that led to the team needing to get the roster to 53-men.

Carter, 25, has been the primary kick and punt returner for the Eagles this season, and is more of a natural slot receiver than Ervin.  Carter is averaging 20.4 yards per kick return in 10 attempts, and 10.3 yards per punt return in 10 chances. 

Carter has only been targeted twice on the year, and has caught both chances.  Carter played college ball at Sacramento State, where he earned All-American honors and was named the FCS Wide Receiver of the Year in 2014.  The Baltimore Ravens signed Carter as an undrafted free agent, but didn’t make the roster out of camp.  Carter has bounced around the Oakland, New England and San Francisco practice squads before making his NFL debut with the Eagles this year.