Ervin had 13 carries for 67 yards and 11 receptions for 84 yards over eight games in 2020. He also returned 10 kicks for 196 yards and five punts for 20 yards.
Analysis: Ervin held a small but defined role early in the season, but he dealt with a number of injuries and appeared in only four games after Week 4. Ervin's skill set fits well in the Packers' offense, and his return abilities gave him extra value for a team that had issues in that department. However, he will be a free agent this offseason, and it's hardly a guarantee the Packers bring him back for another year.
Feb 10, 2021 9:44 AM EST
Ervin (foot) will not return to practice Wednesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Coach Matt LaFleur called Ervin "day-to-day," but the Packers nonetheless aren't ready to open his 21-day window for evaluation at practice. On a more positive note for Green Bay, AJ Dillon (quadriceps) is expected to practice in some capacity Wednesday.
Jan 20, 2021 10:26 AM EST
The Packers placed Ervin (foot) on injured reserve Wednesday.
Analysis: It was reported Tuesday that Ervin was expected to shift to IR after suffering a foot injury in Week 13's win over the Eagles, so this news isn't surprising. Ervin will now miss at least the next three games, as Tavon Austin could step in to handle return duties over that time. With Ervin out, only Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are currently healthy on the running back depth chart.
Dec 9, 2020 3:06 PM EST
Ervin is expected to be placed on injured reserve after suffering a foot injury during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Eagles, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The 27-year-old missed the previous two games with a rib injury and played only eight total snaps before sustaining the foot injury Sunday. Ervin could be sidelined for a month, so a move to injured reserve would make sense to free up a roster spot. Tavon Austin could handle return duties and work in a gadget role while Ervin is unavailable.
Dec 8, 2020 8:48 PM EST
Ervin (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Eagles, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Ervin came into Sunday's contest with a 'questionable' tag due to a ribs injury, but it was an ankle injury that forced him out in the third quarter. Chandon Sullivan could get some work in the return game as long as Ervin remains sidelined.
Dec 6, 2020 3:18 PM EST
Ervin (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The 27-year-old missed the past two games with the rib injury, but he'll be back on the field versus Philadelphia. Ervin should continue to handle return duties with Tavon Austin (coach's decision) inactive, at least for this week.
Dec 6, 2020 12:12 PM EST
Ervin (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Eagles, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Analysis: Ervin maintained limited participation in practice for a second straight week, providing a chance for the 27-year-old to return to action Sunday. His gadget usage may remain intact if he indeed plays, but his kick and punt return duties are in question after the Packers signed Tavon Austin earlier in the week.
Dec 4, 2020 2:30 PM EST
Ervin (wrist/ribs) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bears.
Analysis: Ervin made progress through his wrist and rib injuries by maintaining limited listings on each practice report this week. Still, the Packers will err on the side of caution and keep him on the sideline. While most of his gadget-like plays on offense will go to running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams, Ervin's return duties likely will be split between Chandon Sullivan (kickoffs) and Darrius Shepherd (punts).
Nov 29, 2020 4:05 PM EST
Ervin (wrist/ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: This marks an improvement in Ervin's condition, as the 27-year-old didn't practice at all last week. If he manages to stay on the practice field all week, Ervin stands a good chance to play Sunday against the Bears.
Nov 25, 2020 2:24 PM EST
Ervin (ribs) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Ervin left last week's win over the Jaguars in the first half and didn't return, and now he's poised to miss his third game of the year. The 27-year-old functions in a gadget role and often handles return duties, too, and his absence leaves just Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams in the Packers' backfield for Week 11.
Nov 20, 2020 12:39 PM EST
Ervin (ribs) did not participate during the Packers' practice session Thursday.
Analysis: Ervin was forced to exit Sunday's 24-20 win over Jacksonville during the second quarter, while back-to-back missed practice sessions shed doubt on his Week 11 status. Should the 27-year-old back prove capable of logging some type of practice participation Friday, his chances of suiting up against the Colts surely improve. He recorded just one rush for no yards and one reception for three yards prior to his Week 10 exit, as Jamaal Williams returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list to make an appearance against Jacksonville.
Nov 19, 2020 4:16 PM EST
Ervin (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday, Olivia Reiner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ervin had carved out a small role as a pass-catching option out of the backfield prior to getting injured in last week's win over the Jaguars. His role on offense is unlikely to grow significantly as long as Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams remain healthy, but Ervin will still hope to heal up in time to face the Colts on Sunday.
Nov 18, 2020 12:26 PM EST
Ervin (ribs) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Analysis: The 27-year-old back was forced to exit during the second quarter of Sunday's cross-conference tilt, and his confirmed absence for the remainder of the day elevates Chandon Sullivan and Josh Jackson to more critical roles on returns. Ervin got involved on the offensive side with one carry and one catch for a total of three scrimmage yards prior to his exit, but now the Packers will be left with just Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams as available backs.
Nov 15, 2020 12:40 PM EST
Ervin is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars due to a rib injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Ervin had one carry for zero yards, one catch for three yards and returned one kickoff for five yards before exiting during the second quarter. Chandon Sullivan and Josh Jackson could see action on returns during his absence, but the Packers could look elsewhere since the pair are filling in as the team's top cornerbacks this week.
Nov 15, 2020 11:27 AM EST
Ervin rushed eight times for 24 yards and secured four of five targets for 48 yards in the Packers' 34-17 win over the 49ers on Thursday night.
Analysis: With Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon both on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Ervin played a change-of-pace role well alongside Aaron Jones (calf). The fifth-year pro's carry total was actually a career high, as Ervin has primarily plied his NFL trade on returns for the majority of his career. Despite the solid production Thursday, Ervin could well be back to just special-teams duty if both Williams and Dillon are back as expected for a Week 10 battle versus the Jaguars on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Nov 5, 2020 10:14 PM EST
Ervin (wrist) doesn't have a designation for Thursday's game in San Francisco.
Analysis: With Jamaal Williams (not injury related) and AJ Dillon (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Aaron Jones (calf) questionable for this contest, Ervin is the Packers running back that has logged the most time on the field this season. In his five appearances, Ervin has turned 10 touches into 76 yards. Meanwhile, practice-squad call-up Dexter Williams worked on special teams in his only appearance of the season Week 7. If Jones is active Thursday, Ervin likely will be used as a change-of-pace option, but otherwise he could be poised for a season-high snap count.
Nov 4, 2020 2:03 PM EST
Ervin (wrist) was listed as a limited participant on Monday's estimated injury report.
Analysis: The 27-year-old was questionable for Sunday's contest due to the wrist issue, but he played his usual flex role and caught one of three targets for seven yards. Ervin doesn't appear to have aggravated the injury, so he seems likely to progress and be available for Thursday's game at San Francisco.
Nov 2, 2020 2:19 PM EST
Ervin (wrist) is active for Sunday's matchup against Minnesota.
Analysis: The 27-year-old running back entered Sunday morning with a questionable designation after sitting out Green Bay's previous two games with a wrist injury. Ervin was able to get involved as a limited practice participant throughout the week, and he's shown enough to the team's training staff to get the active nod for Week 8.
Nov 1, 2020 8:44 AM EST
Ervin (wrist) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ervin practiced on a limited basis all week, giving him a chance to suit up for the first time since Week 4. If Ervin plays, he could take back kick return and punt return duties from Chandon Sullivan and Josh Jackson, respectively.
Oct 30, 2020 1:55 PM EST
Ervin (wrist) was limited during the Packers' practice session Thursday.
Analysis: Ervin has been unavailable for game action since Oct. 5, after re-emerging on the injury report with a wrist issue following the Packers' Week 5 bye. He had accumulated just 69 scrimmage yards on nine offensive touches prior to the injury, though Ervin was heavily involved in the special-teams realm with 10 combined punt and kick-return attempts over the first quarter of the regular season. Back-to-back limited sessions indicate Ervay may be activated the near future, as he's been unable to piece together consecutive practices since suffering the injury.
Oct 29, 2020 4:40 PM EST
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