Yesterday it was announced that former Chicago Bear and most recently New England Patriot Rosevelt Colvin was released by the Houston Texans.
Colvin signed in June, this off-season with the Texans, after being released by the Patriots.
The Texans wanted to use Colvin as a situational pass rusher, but it didn’t work out.
This is what head coach Gary Kubiak had to say about the release “The bottom line was to have a player on your team to just play nickel, he would have to be special, we had to sit there and weigh him against players who could play special teams and do some other things for our team.”
Colvin had recovered from a foot injury, that kept him out of the last five games and the playoffs last season with the Patriots.
Colvin was a 4th round pick with the Chicago Bears back in 1999.
Colvin recorded 26 sacks, 185 tackles, ten forced fumbles, two interceptions and appeared in 56 games in his four years with the Bears (1999-2002).
Colvin signed with the Patriots in the 2002 off-season. In his five seasons there (2003-2007) he recorded 26.5 sacks, 180 tackles, seven forced fumbles, one interception.
Colvin is only 31 years old and could be a solid backup, sord of like a Takeo Spikes, who knows what he has left in him, but he better show something or he will have to retire before he wants to.