A touchdown maker.
That’s how Bill O’Brien described his former first-round wide receiver Will Fuller V. Three years after seeing him perform at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Texans head coach discussed the progress Fuller has made following his season-ending ACL surgery.
“I know he’s doing well," O'Brien said during Wednesday's Combine press conference. "He’s been in Houston the whole offseason. He’s working hard. Can’t say enough about Will. Will’s frustrated that he’s not been able to be on the field but I think when he has been on the field, he’s made a huge difference for our team. I mean, he’s a touchdown maker and so he’s working hard to get back to that point.”
Fuller suffered his ACL tear on Oct. 25 against the Miami Dolphins, after his best performance of 2018. The speedy wideout made five catches for 124 yards and scored on a 73-yard touchdown before ending his third-year campaign. Now nearly four months removed from his surgery, Fuller is nearing a return, but the timing is still uncertain.
“Relative to what he would be able to do in the spring, I really don’t know that yet," O'Brien said. "I think we’re a little bit of ways away from that. Could he do something in May? Could he do something in the June minicamp? I don’t know yet but I know he’s working hard to get back and get ready to keep making plays for us.”
Fuller played just seven games in 2018, but not before amassing 502 receiving yards and four touchdowns and averaging 15.7 yards per reception.
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