The Texans will place Coulter (neck) on injured reserve to start the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The rookie fifth-round pick dealt with a neck injury through much of training camp. He'll need to spend a minimum of three weeks on IR before being eligible to return to the active roster.
Coulter (neck) did not participate during Wednesday's scrimmage, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Coulter has been dealing with a neck injury of undisclosed severity since late August. With the Sept. 13 opener against the Chiefs only eight days away, the rookie fifth-round pick won't have the luxury of much more time to get fully healthy. Of course, the Texans likely aren't counting on Coulter to make much of an impact Year 1.
Coulter was sidelined during Monday's practice due to a strained neck, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. According to Wilson, the injury happened earlier in camp, and Coulter has been dealing with it for a few days now. This isn't positive news for the 2020 fifth-round pick, especially with no preseason reps available leading into the season. Coulter displayed versatility both inside and outside for Rhode Island during his college career, and he racked up 1,039 receiving yards on 72 catches and eight touchdowns over 12 games last season. Once healthy, he'll continue to battle for one of the final roster spots at receiver.
Coulter played mostly on the outside at the University of Rhode Island, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports. The Texans selected Coulter in the fifth round (171st overall) of the NFL Draft. Coulter was a three-year contributor during a college career that included seven 100-yard games. In 2019, he finished with 1,039 receiving yards on 72 catches and eight touchdowns over 12 games. Coulter played mostly outside because of the Rams' lack of wideout depth, but he feels he can play inside. "I feel like I could play inside or outside," Coulter said. "I would just have to lock in and learn the plays from different spots on the field, but I feel like I could play anywhere." It's unlikely Coulter will make an immediate impact on offense, which includes six veterans ahead of him on the depth chart, but he will have the opportunity to learn from them during his first year as a Texan.
The Texans selected Coulter in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 171st overall. The Rhode Island product joins a crowded Houston receiving corps -- even with the team having traded DeAndre Hopkins earlier in the offseason -- behind Will Fuller (sports hernia), Brandin Cooks, Kenny Stills, Randall Cobb, DeAndre Carter and Keke Coutee. Coming off a career-best 2019 season with 72 catches for 1,039 yards and eight touchdowns, Coulter looks the part of an athletic developmental project with raw capabilities as a route runner. He may be asked to play special teams before garnering reps at wideout.
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|7||10/25||Green Bay Packers||28||28.00|
|11||11/22||New England Patriots||29||29.00|
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