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Will Fuller, V's return added dimension to Texans

Posted Oct 11, 2017

WR Will Fuller, V has made an impact on the Texans offense.

It's good to have Will Fuller, V back on the field.

The second-year receiver's caught four touchdowns in two games, and the Texans offense has scored a combined 91 points in those contests. He missed the first three games of the season because of a collarbone injury he suffered early in August. But his return has helped change the way Houston attacks opposing defenses.

"Having Will back, we’ve talked about whenever you have all your weapons, especially a guy who can stretch the field and do things like he can as well as being a good route runner certainly has helped us," quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan said. "We’ve played well in the last few weeks."

Fuller's caught six passes for 92 yards and the four scores, and also drew a pass interference penalty against Tennessee that moved the ball 45 yards to the Titans' 1-yard line. The Texans scored a touchdown on the next play.

"He’s played well," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "We’ve just got to continue to try to move him around, do different things with him, but he’s playing at a very high level.”

Fuller was injured at training camp on August 3, and returned on October 1 against Tennessee. He attacked the rehab process, and even ran routes with Deshaun Watson before he was able to practice with the rest of the team. His successful return wasn't a surprise to the rookie quarterback.

“Our relationship is really, really good," Watson said. "He put in a lot of time to get back and especially when I was still learning the offense, I spent a lot of time with him kind of working him back, throwing him the ball and getting on the same page."

O'Brien agreed, and was impressed by Fuller's dedication to getting back.

"He had a pretty significant injury there with the collarbone and I give him a lot of credit," O'Brien said.
Fuller and the Texans will host the Browns at NRG Stadium this Sunday.

 

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