Could Bruce Ellington take Will Fuller’s job?

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images /

Bruce Ellington could end up as a starter for the Houston Texans.

The hearts of everyone within the Houston Texans’ organization as well as their fans sunk when news broke earlier in the training camp that starting wide receiver Will Fuller will miss a portion of the upcoming season after suffering a broken collarbone.

The good news is that the Texans may have found Fullers’ replacement.

The Texans just signed former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington last week due to the amount of injuries that their receivers were suffering.

The 25 year-old Ellington was a bit of a disappointment during his time with the Niners as he only caught 19 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns.

I honestly can’t tell you why things didn’t work out for Ellington in San Francisco. But a change of scenery might be what he needed.

I do know that Ellington made a lot of noise during the Texans’ preseason win over the New England Patriots this past Saturday night as he hauled in four catches for 93 yards.

Ellington is very similar to the kind of receiver that Fuller is because of his explosiveness and ability to stretch the field.

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The difference between both players is that it looks like Ellington doesn’t have a problem catching the football. The catch in the video below was pretty impressive. The throw was also very nice from quarterback Tom Savage.

Now I know that the Texans spent a high draft pick on Fuller last year.  But if Ellington can build off of last week’s game and continue to impress, Fuller may not have a starting job once he’s healthy.

It would be a tough pill to swallow, but like every other NFL team, Houston would have to roll with Ellington over Fuller if he’s able to get the job done.