Will Fuller won’t miss entire season, other team news

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Will Fuller’s season isn’t over, but he will miss a good amount of time.

Even though Houston Texans’ starting wide receiver Will Fuller suffered a broken collarbone during Wednesday’s practice, head coach Bill O’Brien says he will not miss the entire 2017 season.

From Sarah Barshop of ESPN:

"Bill O’Brien says Will Fuller’s broken collarbone will not keep him out for the season. “He’ll be back eventually,” O’Brien said. “It’s not a season-ending injury.”"

My guess is that Fuller could be back in either October or November. A collarbone typically takes about eight weeks to heal. But he will also have to rehab and build up his strength before he gets back on the field.

Until Fuller comes back, it will be up to Jaelan Strong to pick up the slack.

Tyler Ervin shining at Texans’ camp.

One player that’s having a very strong training camp this summer is Texans’ running back Tyler Ervin.

It sounds like the Texans have a plan on how they will use Ervin in 2017.

From Sarah Barshop of ESPN:

"RB Tyler Ervin has been a standout in training camp so far. The Texans have been using the 2016 fourth-round pick all over the field, as well as in the return game, and he will get even more opportunities after the injury to WR Will Fuller. Head coach Bill O’Brien praised Ervin’s versatility and the improvement he has made on the field from Year 1 to Year 2."

Ervin is an explosive player that can make a huge impact by giving opposing defenses problems in the open field.

The 23 year-old Ervin carried the ball one time for three yards and caught three passes for 18 yards last season.

After a low key rookie year, it seems as though the Texans are looking to unleash one of their most dangerous weapons.

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Other Texans’ news.

The Texans made a roster move on Thursday by signing linebacker Dayon Pratt to the active roster and waiving defensive end T.J. Daniel.

The 24 year-old Pratt is an undrafted rookie free agent who’s originally from Washington D.C. and played his college ball at East Carolina.