It didn’t take long for the former Houston Texans receiver to find a new home.
Former Houston Texans wide receiver, Isaiah Coulter was cut from the roster just earlier this week. After not getting a fair shot due to the pandemic-ravaged 2020 season, his short 2021 preseason with the Texans didn’t get much better.
As for the Rhode Island product, he heads to a Chicago Bears team that is searching for depth behind Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney. Coulter will try to make the team presumably as the team’s third wide receiver.
This means that the Texans are more on board with finding out what they really have after Brandin Cooks and Chris Conley on the depth chart. It’s going to be an all-out battle between Keke Coutee, Nico Collins, Andre Roberts, Alex Erickson, and Taywan Taylor.
The Houston Texans now have six wide receivers- who will make the roster?
As the training camp cuts continue to ramp up, the Texans currently have a normal number of wide receivers at six. The team may have to boil that down to five, depending on how other position battles play out. So if the Texans had to keep 5, who would they be?
Let’s just presume that Cooks and Conley are safe as WR1 and WR2. If this decision was made today, here’s how the depth chart could look:
- Brandin Cooks
- Chris Conley
- Nico Collins
- Andre Roberts
- Alex Erickson
Unfortunately, Taylor is the odd (or even) man out. The former third-round pick of the Tennessee Titans hasn’t produced meaningful yards since 2018. Taylor could end up being the roster casualty for insurance at the team’s quarterback position.
We’ll see how the team approaches this when the 53-man roster cuts come around. This final preseason game may just determine Taylor’s fate on the roster as the team prepares for its first 17-game season in franchise history.