Texans WR Will Fuller still isn’t practicing fully
The Houston Texans were able to beat the Buffalo Bills without Will Fuller in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Still, they probably need the wide receiver for their Divisional Round matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
Earlier this week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Fuller, who is nursing a groin injury, would be back against the Chiefs. However, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle said on Wednesday that Fuller is still limited in practice.
Will Fuller, Johnathan Joseph, Jordan Akins, J.J. Watt, Jahleel Addae limited, Jacob Martin didn't practice due to illness and Chris Clark full participation with a concussion. Addae listed with knee now, previously Achilles. pic.twitter.com/Pz5lqe1ors
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 8, 2020
Of course, this does not come as much of a surprise, as the general expectation is that Fuller will not be a full participant in practice this week, even if he does play this weekend.
That being said, the fact that Fuller is limited has to be somewhat concerning for the Texans, as it indicates that the wideout is probably not 100 percent.
Fuller initially sustained his groin injury back in Week 16 and has not played since.
Injuries are nothing new for Fuller, who has never played a full season since entering the NFL in 2016.
The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Notre Dame, was originally selected by Houston in the first round (21st pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft and played in 14 games during his rookie campaign, hauling in 47 receptions for 635 yards and a couple of touchdowns.
The following year, Fuller was limited to just 10 contests, catching 28 passes for 423 yards and seven scores, and in 2018, Fuller’s season was cut short after seven games due to a torn ACL. He logged 32 catches for 503 yards while reaching the end zone four times during his time on the field.
Fuller participated in 11 games this season, totaling 49 grabs for 670 yards and three touchdowns.