Houston Gamblers Sign Former Cowboys Safety Tyler Coyle

Houston Gamblers Sign Former Cowboys Safety Tyler Coyle

The silence has been broken. After not signing any players since September 30th, the Houston Gamblers added Tyler Coyle to their roster. This is the first move the USFL team has made in over two months, and it’s an important one.

Tyler Coyle is a talented defender, playing most of his collegiate ball at Connecticut. In 2017, he racked up 67 tackles and two interceptions in his first true action.

During the 2018 season, Coyle posted an impressive 109 tackles in 11 starts. His quality play continued into 2019, where he registered 86 tackles and an interception.

From there, Tyler transferred to Purdue. He ended up only playing in four games, totaling 13 tackles. Coyle’s impressive play garnered interest from multiple NFL teams, and he eventually signed to the Dallas Cowboys in 2021.

That season, Tyler saw action in two games, finishing the year with two total tackles. He was with the team in 2022 as well, and signed a futures contract for 2023.

Coyle was ultimately released by the Cowboys after this past NFL training camp/preseason. Since then, he’s had workouts with several teams, including the: Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers.

Now, Tyler Coyle will look to continue his professional career in the USFL, with the Houston Gamblers.

Final Thoughts

It’s great to see a sign of life from the Houston Gamblers organization after two months of silence. GM Lionel Vital has been making few, yet, calculated moves since taking over this offseason.

Right now, the USFL-XFL merger looms heavy. As it currently stands, there will only be one team in Houston, between the Gamblers and the XFL’s Roughnecks. For now, it’s business as usual until everything becomes official. We will have to wait and see for which teams ultimately get carried into the new entity.

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