There is much to look forward to for the Houston Texans, and listed are some takeaways from the first day of training camp from various media reports.
This is one of the more exciting times of the year for all football fans because the start of training camp has arrived, hopes are high and most players are healthy and on the field. That is no different for the Houston Texans as they held their first practice for training camp on Thursday as they begin the defense of their AFC South championship from a season ago.
The 2019 season schedule is tougher on paper, but it will be up to the Texans to rise to the challenge and take care of themselves, improve and become a better team than they were a season ago, and that is no secret to them.
Take, for example, the Texans must stay healthier on offense to be a success. They can’t afford to have the same type of injuries to three top receivers that they had a season ago, with two of those receivers back on the roster this season.
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One of those wide receivers is Will Fuller, and as Houston Texans Insider and lead writer for HoustonTexans.com Deepi Sidhu wrote on Thursday, quarterback Deshaun Watson and Fuller were “together again,” writing the following in the article on the duo:
"“In their 11 games together, Watson and Fuller have connected for 11 career touchdowns. Through seven games in 2018, Fuller caught four touchdown passes, averaging 15.7 yards per catch on 32 receptions and 502 yards receiving.”"
Just imagine these two together for an entire season. How amazing would the duo play, and not only that, Fuller is the second-best wide receiver on the roster as over opposite of Fuller is DeAndre Hopkins, who is one of the most feared wide receivers in the entire NFL, if not the most feared.
As for Fuller, he’s going to be a strong force within the offense of the roster, and it is just good seeing videos and photos of him back on the field. If he’s able to fully recover from the ACL injury suffered last season, the Texans’ offense will be very explosive in 2019.
Here are some more takes from the first day of training camp from various media reports from around the NFL.