Tyler Ervin staying with Packers

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Free agent running back Tyler Ervin won’t be leaving the Packers.

Ervin is expected to sign a one-year contract to remain in Green Bay, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Last year Ervin was waived by the Jaguars in the middle of the season and claimed by Green Bay, and the Packers liked what they saw of him. Although he didn’t play much on offense, he turned in some big plays as a punt and kickoff returner.

Originally a fourth-round pick of the Texans in 2016, Ervin lasted a couple years in Houston and then spent some time in Baltimore before heading to Jacksonville. Green Bay may be the spot for him to establish some stability with his NFL career.

15 responses to “Tyler Ervin staying with Packers

  1. I would like to be a fly on the wall when they make the decision to go with a one year deal instead of locking him up for two. They must believe in him, or at least think he is worth a roster spot, so why not have the courage of your own convictions. I would think a player would usually like two instead of one for all it says.

  2. Ervin was a Godsend compared to what we were trotting out there earlier in the year.
    He provides the Packers with a nice security blanket for their special teams, but I’m hoping they’ll find even more pop in next month’s draft.

  3. aa1829 says:
    March 27, 2020 at 8:52 am
    I would like to be a fly on the wall when they make the decision to go with a one year deal instead of locking him up for two. They must believe in him, or at least think he is worth a roster spot, so why not have the courage of your own convictions. I would think a player would usually like two instead of one for all it says.
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    Unfortunately it’s probably because the two positions he plays, returner and running back, are considered to be two of the most replaceable in the NFL. I don’t necessarily agree with that logic, but a lot feel that way. So they low-ball players they have history with, thinking there’s little risk there even if the guy leaves.

  4. He is a good returner. He might be a good match up problem as a 3rd down back out of the backfield. GB needs those two spots covered.

  5. solidified the awful return game last year and LaFleur trusted him enough to give him a small package of plays on offense soon after his arrival. Glad he’s back.

  6. Glad to have him back! He earned his place last season. The return game was a disaster until he was signed.

  7. Teams started to kick away from Tyler in the Postseason. That says a lot.

    Started to see action on offense later in season. Some wheel routes and etc. LaFleur calls Tyler a “dynamic playmaker” so it’s clear he is going to look for/create ways to get Tyler involved on offense. This signing a shock to no one.

    #2020GBPackers

  8. One brick at a time. He knows what he’s doing by sticking with his best chance to make a name for himself.

  9. They put him in the backfield and slot a few times and he did pretty well considering he was only with the team a few weeks.
    But his return skills were the shining star. Our return game on punts was abysmal at best.
    He gave it a desperately needed spark.

  10. Tyler’s cap number for 2020 is $800,000. Good deal by Gute and Russ.

    Interesting that the Devin Funchess numbers have not been reported yet. Agents will brag about a deal they think they got the better of the team. Contract details sometimes suppresed when the team got the better of the deal. One can assume Russ and Gute came out on top here.

    #GoPackGo🏈

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