In his NFL debut, TE Brevin Jordan scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. The Houston Texans 2021 fifth-round draft pick (147th overall) had been inactive for the first seven games of the regular season. With veteran Pharaoh Brown ruled out for the game with a thigh injury, the Miami product got his opportunity to step in and showed his productivity by catching three passes for 41 yards and a touchdown.
"He showed today that he deserves an opportunity," Culley said. "He got it today basically (because of) the way he practiced, not so much today because of Pharaoh being hurt, but he did a nice job, and that's what we expected out of him. He's been showing that."
Late in the game, Houston attempted an onside kick and recovered it at mid-field. Mills connected with Jordan on a nine-yard touchdown pass to cap off a six-play, 50-yard scoring drive. After a successful two-point conversion, the Texans trailed 38-22 with 2:25 left in the game. Jordan also caught his longest pass of the day for a 23-yard gain on the final drive of the game.
"He's been practicing well," Culley said. "He's been doing the things we wanted him to do. He deserved an opportunity to play today, and it looks like from what I saw other than the touchdown, that he did a nice job."
Jordan had been inactive behind Jordan Akins, Brown and Antony Auclair, who had been productive and playing well, according to Culley.
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