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Will Fuller confident in his return

Will Fuller V has had some big games against the Tennessee Titans.

In last year’s 57-14 win over the Titans on Oct. 1, Fuller had 35 receiving yards and caught two touchdown passes. In his first-career game against Tennessee in 2016, Fuller had seven catches for 81 yards receiving and a touchdown. He also scored on a 67-yard punt returned for a touchdown.  

When asked why he seemed to have big performances against the AFC South rival, Fuller just shook his head, smiling.

“I don’t even know," Fuller said. "I feel like I go out and give it my all every game. I’ve had some good games against the Titans so hopefully I can keep that going.”

The third-year wide receiver is still limited in practice this week with the hamstring issue, but head coach Bill O’Brien was optimistic for Fuller’s return on Sunday. For Fuller, missing the end of preseason and the start of the Texans 2018 regular season felt like “forever.”

“The hamstring is always tricky because you don’t want to rush it back,” Fuller said Thursday. “So, I feel real confident now. Like I said, I’m glad to be back.”

Paired with DeAndre Hopkins, Fuller adds another dimension to the Texans offense. Through four games with Deshaun Watson last year, Fuller caught 13 passes, seven of which were touchdowns. This offseason, Fuller packed on extra muscle and sharpened his route running in an effort to further improve his craft.

“Just his body, his mind, the way he thinks about the game, is just totally different,” Deshaun Watson said. “You can tell that he’s improved, as everyone else on the offense and everyone else on the team. He’s a sponge. He’s just trying to find ways to get better and improve his game and use his ability and his skills to take his game to another level.”

The Texans will travel to Nashville to face the Titans on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

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