Lib­erty gives for­mer Mis­sis­sippi coach Hugh Freeze a sec­ond chance.

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It has been a resur­gent

sea­son for Colts tight end Eric Ebron.

Ebron was re­garded as a bust with the Detroit Lions, never play­ing to the high ex­pec­ta­tions that he ar­rived with as a firstround draft pick from Mis­sis­sippi.

With the Colts, though, Ebron has be­come a ma­jor re­ceiv­ing threat. Ebron has caught a ca­reer-high 11 touch­down passes with 54 re­cep­tions for 589 yards.

Ebron caught four passes for 50 yards and one score ear­lier this sea­son against the Tex­ans dur­ing a 37-34 over­time loss.

“He’s been fea­tured a lot more,” Tex­ans safety

Tyrann Mathieu said. “I think peo­ple kind of got a bad per­cep­tion from him in Detroit, but the kid was a top-10 pick. He can play tight end.

“He’s real fluid within his routes. He’s def­i­nitely ath­letic and they’ve been fea­tur­ing him a lot, try­ing to get him the ball. I think we’ve all been able to see what kind of ath­lete he re­ally is.”

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