What does Jaelen Strong’s suspension mean for the Texans?
Jaelen Strong’s suspension has put the Houston Texans in a really tough spot.
News broke on Thursda that the one game suspension that the NFL handed down to Houston Texans’ wide receiver Jaelen Strong had been upheld after his appeal was denied by the league.
It might be only one game, but not having Strong in the line up for the first week of the 2017 NFL regular season could be detrimental for the Texans.
As of right now we don’t even know whether or not DeAndre Hopkins and Braxton Miller will be healthy of enough to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 10th.
Not to mention that the Texans’ No. 2 wide receiver in Will Fuller is already going miss a large portion of the season due to a broken collarbone.
The lone bright spot for the Texans right now is wide receiver Bruce Ellington who was just signed last week and looked very dangerous against the New England Patriots.
Wendall Williams has also looked promising this summer but doesn’t have the experience that someone like Ellington does. He’s been in the NFL for a few years now, but has never been on a 53-man roster. Williams has only been a part of a practice squad.
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Right now all the Texans can do is hope that Hopkins and Miller are healthy enough to play when the season starts. But how much can they rely on both players after missing so much practice time as well as game reps during the preseason?
I would expect both Hopkins and Miller to be rusty when they do come back.
Houston will ultimately have to rely on their running game and defense.