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Texans’ Will Fuller is hoping to play in the preseason

Injuries have been the only thing preventing Will Fuller from becoming one of the NFL’s best young wide receivers. The Houston Texans speedy wideout is hoping to get some playing time in the preseason.

“Definitely,” Fuller said Thursday, via quotes from the team. “I think I need to play in a preseason because I haven’t played a football game in a long time. Just getting back out there and feeling the game speed again, getting hit again. I haven’t gotten tackled yet, so just getting all of those things behind me.”

Last year, Fuller suffered a torn ACL in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins, effectively ending his season. Before getting hurt, Fuller was having his best game of the season with five receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown.

In just three years in his career, Fuller has been plagued by injuries, starting in 30 of 48 possible games. Besides the torn ACL, the Texans receiver has dealt with hamstring issues, a broken collarbone, and broken ribs.

This season, the 25-year old pass-catcher is hoping to put his injury woes behind him to have the best season of his career. Considering the departure of Demaryius Thomas, there will be more opportunities for Fuller to produce in the offense.

So far in his career, Fuller has proven to be a phenomenal deep threat for Deshaun Watson to target. Pairing that with an All-Pro like DeAndre Hopkins and a quick slot receiver like Keke Coutee could produce fruitful results.

Fuller wants to get some reps in the preseason but the ultimate goal is to have him at 100 percent percent in Week 1 against the high-flying New Orleans Saints.