The Green Bay Packers are wasting no time in giving newly acquired running back and returner Tyler Ervin a shot on both kick and punt returns this week against Washington. Packers coach Matt LaFleur indicated that would likely be the case when speaking with reporters on Wednesday.
The Packers claimed Ervin off waivers from Jacksonville on Monday and threw him right into the mix when practice resumed on Wednesday.
Ervin is listed as a running back and gives the Packers some depth there, but has just five carries and 14 receptions during his brief NFL career. Ervin has primarily been used as a return specialist since being drafted by Houston in the fourth round out of San Jose State in 2016. [Read more…]