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Texans Release WR Jacoby Jones

By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY, CBS Houston
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After selecting two receivers in the draft last week, the Texans have decided to part ways with Jacoby Jones and have released him.

Jones, who was drafted by the Texans in 2007, has been criticized by fans and the media since mishandling a punt during the divisional round of the playoffs against the Balitmore Ravens.

During his five seasons in Houston, Jones failed to be a consistent receiver and return man and had his best season in 2010.

“He’s handled himself with class,” Gary Kubiak said to HoustonTexans.com. “He’s really grown up and done a good job.”

Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year   Team  G        Rush   Yds   Yd/Rush   TDs   Rec   Yds     Yd/Rec   TDs  
2007 Hou 14 3 -1 -0.3 0 15 149 9.9 0
2008 Hou 16 1 -5 -5.0 0 3 81 27.0 0
2009 Hou 14 3 22 7.3 0 27 437 16.2 6
2010 Hou 15 2 7 3.5 0 51 562 11.0 3
2011 Hou 16 4 17 4.3 0 31 512 16.5 2
Totals 75 13 40 3.1 0 127 1741 13.7 11

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Return Stats

Year   Team   G       Punt Returns   Yds     Avg    TDs   Kick Returns   Yds    Avg    TDs  
2007 Hou 14 30 286 9.5 0 4 78 19.5 0
2008 Hou 16 32 386 12.1 2 13 280 21.5 0
2009 Hou 14 39 426 10.9 0 24 638 26.6 1
2010 Hou 15 29 204 7.0 0 23 494 21.5 0
2011 Hou 16 49 518 10.6 1 0 0 - 0
Totals 75 179 1820 10.2 3 64 1490 23.3 1
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