Houston Texans release WR Jacoby Jones

Former Texan Jacoby Jones will be on Dancing with the Stars (AP photo)

May 1, 2012 2:49:34 PM PDT
The Houston Texans have released wide receiver Jacoby Jones.

He was released Tuesday, less than a week after the Texans selected two receivers in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Jones, a five-year pro from Lane College, played in all 16 games for the Texans in 2011, catching 2 TD passes and returning another for a TD.

The 27-year-old earned the ire of many Texans fans after he muffed a punt during a divisional playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens back in January.

During his career with the Texans, Jones had 127 receptions for 1,741 yards and 11 TDs. He also had 4 career touchdown returns.

Houston selected wide receivers DeVier Posey of Ohio State in the third round and Keshawn Martin of Michigan State in the fourth round. Martin is also a return man.

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