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Fuller, Miller, others practice punt returns

The Texans wasted little time in getting to work on Friday at rookie minicamp. 

They also utilized quite a few of the 2016 draftees in punt return duties.

"We had Tyler Ervin, Fuller, Braxton (Miller), a couple DBs were out there," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We had about six guys out there catching punts, helping us with our drill, but also evaluating how they were catching some punts."

Ervin took back a pair of punts for touchdowns in his career at San Jose State, and also returned three

kickoffs for scores as well. He has a leg up on Fuller and Miller in terms of experience, but Fuller was back fielding punts Friday as well.

"I practiced it before but there are a lot of things I can get better at, so that's why I'm out there practicing catching punts," Fuller said.

In game action at Notre Dame, he had one punt return for zero yards in 2014 and another for 10 yards in 2015. Despite just those two, he stayed sharp during the weeks in South Bend, Indiana.

"I always practiced it," Fuller said. "I didn't get in to the game too much, but every practice I was fielding punts."

Miller never handled punt or kickoff returns in college at Ohio State. But if he's called upon to do so with the Texans, he said he'll be ready.

"Whatever coach needs me to do, I'm going to do," Miller said.

The Texans get back to work on Saturday at the Houston Methodist Training Center. 


See photos from the first day of Texans rookie minicamp on Friday.

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