Will Fuller V expected back for Week 1 

Will Fuller V is expected to return to the starting lineup when the Houston Texans kick off their 2019 season on Sept. 9.

“Everything is going well with Will,” Texans general manager Brian Gaine said Thursday. “I won’t speak to specifics but I anticipate when we kick off vs. New Orleans that he’ll be ready to go and he’ll be at full speed by then. I’m sure through the preseason we’ll be smart and efficient as it relates to getting him right, but everything has gone well, no setbacks, been very positive.”

Fuller underwent season-ending ACL surgery after a knee injury in the Texans Oct. 25 game against the Miami Dolphins. In just seven starts, Fuller caught 32 passes for 503 receiving yards and four touchdowns. The fourth-year wideout arrived for the team’s nine-week offseason workout program this week as he continues his rehab.

“Everything is trending in the right direction,” Gaine said. “He’s been here the whole offseason. He’s looking good: mind, spirit, body. Everything is going well for Will and we’re excited to see him get back to the field.”

The Texans open their 2019 regular season on Monday Night Football in New Orleans on Sept. 9. To see the full schedule, click here.

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