Only one player in the NFL has more special teams tackles this season than
Two others have as many.
Peters, with 15 stops on punt and kickoff coverage in 2015, has been an invaluable member of the Texans special teams units. And he’s done so in a very limited amount of time. Peters didn’t join the squad until September 30, after the Texans had fallen to 1-2 on the season. Three days later, he made his first tackle, and has been a stalwart since.
“He’s got really good speed,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday on Texans Radio. “He is tough. He’s made a bunch of tackles on kickoff. He’s made a bunch of tackles on punt. He’s a good communicator.”
The Texans signed him to the 53-man roster at the end of that month, and he’s been a mainstay since. Along with fellow special teams standouts
“Now, for every future Houston Texan team, you can always point to these guys,” O’Brien said. “These are the guys that really accepted their roles. They weren’t starters on defense. Or starters on offense. But they really perfected their roles and they helped the team win. That’s a key in the NFL.”
Peters left Sundays’ game with a chest injury, but still managed to log a tackle.
He and the Texans return to the practice field on Wednesday morning at the Houston Methodist Training Center. They’ll host the Jaguars at noon CT this Sunday in NRG Stadium.