Houston Texans: 3 Position battles to keep an eye on
The first week of the preseason saw the Houston Texans wide receiver corps get targeted 25 total times which was spread out between 11 different receivers. On Aug. 17 one member from the wide receiver depth chart was cut, Isiah Coulter.
The top six wide receivers for the Houston Texans seem to have their spots intact as they all performed well in the first week of the preseason against the Green Bay Packers.
The four remaining wide receivers: Andre Roberts, Chris Moore, Taywan Taylor, and Jordan Veasy will look to make an impactful impression on the coaches and general manager Nick Caserio this Saturday against the Cowboys.
Last week, Chris Moore had one reception for six yards and was targeted two times. Jordan Veasy was targeted once but was unable to reel in his lone pass attempt. Roberts and Taylor both ended the first week of the preseason with no targets to their name. All four of these receivers saw action on special teams whether it was the kickoff, kick return, punt coverage, or punt return.
As training camp rolls on, typically the players who don’t see targets or time on the field are usually on their way out, come cut day. This week’s upcoming matchup against the Dallas Cowboys will be sure to shake out a portion of the wide receiver depth chart for the Houston Texans.