The Houston Texans have placed wide receiver Bruce Ellington on the injured reserved along with linebacker Dylan Cole, according to the official Twitter account of the team’s public relations department.
Houston placed WR Bruce Ellington & ILB Dylan Cole on the Reserve/Injured list & signed WR Malachi Dupre to practice squad.
Ellington hurt his hamstring in the first quarter of last Sunday’s 27-22 home loss at the hands of the New York Giants and was not able to return. Before exiting the contest, Ellington caught his lone target for 10 receiving yards.
With Ellington out for at least eight weeks, the Texans will have to coax more production from the duo of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller. Houston does not have a deep receiving corps with Hopkins and Fuller combining for 488 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. As a team, the Texans only have 871 receiving yards and five scoring receptions. Fuller is second on the team with 214 receiving yards and there’s a big gap between him and the next Texans receiver, Ellington, in that category. Ellington has 92 receiving yards and a touchdown on only eight catches.
The tight end pair of Jordan Thomas and Ryan Griffin are expected to see an uptick in targets with Ellington out of the lineup.
Bruce Ellington signed a one-year deal worth $1.25 million with the Texans last March.