Texans Rookie Lestar Jean to Move Up Depth Chart
Houston Texans wide receiver Lester Jean (18) catches a pass as New York Jets running back Chris Jennings (32) defends during the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Houston. Photo: Eric Gay / AP
Lestar Jean has been an exciting player to watch during training camp. Jean has made several big plays in the red zone during Texans practice and those big plays translated to the field during primetime on Monday night against the New york Jets.
During Monday nights game Lestar Jean had 2 catches for 52 yards. On Jean’s second grab it was ruled a touchdown only to be over turned after instatn replay stepped had its say in the matter. However Jean’s 28 yard catch put the ball on the New York one yard line. Setting up the Texans for the go ahead touchdown was instrumental in the vicotry for Jean and the texans.
Catching the ball away from his body, being able to adjust well to the ball once it was in the air, and stretching the field are all elements that top Lestar Jean’s game. A national audience were not the only one to take notice.
Today Coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged Jean’s play last night and because of it Lestar Jean will be moving up the depth chart and getting more reps in practice.
“We were impressed with Lestar Jean. he’s been making plays at camp. He got a couple of chances to make plays and he made them so we’re going to move him up.” Coach Kubiak said, “He (Jean) is going to get more reps.”
Houston fans can get ready for more of the Florida Atlantic University rookie wide recevier. Lestar Jean stands 6′ 3″ and weighs in at 215 pounds. Jean has admitted to molding his game in the form of Randy Moss, a player Jean grew up watching through out his high school and college career.
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