When Will Fuller V took the field on Sunday, it was the first time he suited up for a game with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The chemistry, however, had been developing for months.
"I give our training staff credit," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "He's been able to do some drills behind the scenes. He wasn't cleared to practice or anything, but he could run routes and Deshaun (Watson) would be there with him right here in the stadium after hours, so to speak, and throwing routes with him."
After working his way back from shoulder surgery, Fuller put up a two-touchdown performance in the Texans 57-14 win over the Tennessee Titans. The second-year receiver had a healthy offseason before his Aug. 3 injury in training camp. Fuller and Watson were able to work together in OTAs and minicamp, which helped the quarterback-receiver tandem in Sunday's game.
In his Week 4 return, Fuller finished with four receptions for 35 yards and two touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams as a returner, fielding one punt for a fair catch.
"He had a good game," O'Brien said. "He's a really good route runner. He's a tough guy. Obviously, great speed. You can line him up anywhere, he knows what to do at every position. Very smart player. Very calm guy. Never gets rattled. Just really good to have him back in there."
The (2-2) Texans will next host the Kansas City Chiefs in a Sunday night primetime matchup. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on NBC and SportsRadio 610.
Check out the best photos as the Texans took on the Titans at NRG Stadium.