3. Houston Texans: Many slot wide receivers, not enough roster spots
The Houston Texans traded for Anthony Miller, so the battle for the slot wide receiver spot will be intriguing to say the least. Other slot wide receivers include Randall Cobb, Keke Coutee and even second-year player Isaiah Coulter.
This battle will be well worth watching because there is some real-deal competition for the starting role and roster spots. Miller is entering his fourth NFL season after his first three years in the NFL were with the Chicago Bears. Miller has started 17 games in his career and been active for 47 games.
He has 11 career touchdowns and has made 134 receptions on 215 targets, averaging 11.7 yards per reception. In ’20, Miller played in 16 games and made six starts, where he totaled 485 yards receiving with two touchdowns.
Also at slot is Cobb, who in ’20 with the Texans played in 10 games (two starts) where the then-10-year veteran made 38 receptions on 48 targets for 441 yards and three touchdowns. Cobb averaged 11.6 yards per reception.
Coutee has never truly reached his potential with last season seeing him be active for eight games (four starts) and finishing with 33 receptions (40 targets) for 400 yards and three touchdowns. Coutee averaged 12.1 ypc.
The battle to be the best slot wide receiver will be exciting and will make preseason games and taking note in training camp of great importance this summer.