AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
1-5-0 6-11-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 16 158 9.9 0 22
Post Season 3 44 14.7 0 27

Top John Metchie III News

  • Texans' John Metchie: Needs consistency

    Metchie finished the 2023 regular season with 16 catches (on 30 targets) for 158 yards over 16 games.

    For much of the season, which was essentially his rookie year after sitting out 2022 with acute promyelocytic leukemia, Metchie was on the bottom rungs of the depth chart. He got to show himself late in the season when injuries hit and was a big part of the playoff win over Cleveland, but Houston head coach DeMeco Ryans told Jonathan M. Alexander and Dennis Silva II of the Houston Chronicle that Metchie had an inconsistent year. "I think Metchie's had a little up and downs throughout the season, had some opportunities to make plays," Ryans said. "Some moments he made them, some he didn't." One of the organization's goals during the offseason is to build around quarterback C.J. Stroud, and Metchie will need to show consistency to force a move up the depth chart.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Good to go Saturday

    Metchie (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Saturday's divisional-round game against the Ravens.

    Metchie, who was listed as limited Tuesday and Wednesday, logged a full practice Thursday, which paves the way for him to face Baltimore. Given that Noah Brown (shoulder) is now on injured reserve, Metchie should have an opportunity to be a key cog in the Texans' WR corps this weekend alongside Nico Collins and Robert Woods (hip). In Houston's wild-card win over Cleveland this past Saturday, Metchie logged a 76 percent snap share while catching all three of his targets for 44 yards.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Limited in practice

    Metchie was a limited practice participant Tuesday due to a foot injury.

    Metchie played 76 percent of the snaps on offense in Saturday's 45-14 win over Cleveland, taking on a larger than usual role along with Xavier Hutchinson after Noah Brown suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on the opening drive. Assuming the foot issue isn't serious, Metchie could handle a similar role Saturday at Baltimore, though it's also possible Robert Woods (hip) takes on a bigger workload after being limited by an injury of his own in the playoff opener.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Three catches against Browns

    Metchie recorded three receptions on three targets for 44 yards in Saturday's 45-14 win over the Browns.

    Metchie has seen a boost in role to close the regular season and in the first game of the postseason due to Houston dealing with ongoing injuries to its receiving corps. Noah Brown (shoulder) exited early in the first quarter of Saturday's win and didn't return, allowing Metchie to see three targets for the third time in his last four games. Saturday's production marked his highest yardage total of the campaign, which came primarily from a 27-yard catch late in the first quarter to set up a touchdown two plays later. If Brown remains sidelined for the Texans' divisional-round matchup, Metchie should continue to see an uptick in involvement in the offense.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Top-three wideout again

    Metchie caught one of two targets for five yards in Saturday's 23-19 win over Indianapolis in Week 18.

    Metchie played a season-high 38 snaps, as Houston was without Noah Brown (back) and Robert Woods (hip). The health situation also meant more playing time for fellow depth wideout Xavier Hutchinson (36 snaps). The Texans clinched a playoff spot with the win, so Metchie's potential role next week is dependent on the health of Brown and Woods.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Increased role due to injuries

    Metchie caught one of three targets for eight yards and had one carry for four yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over Tennessee.

    The second-year wideout played a season-high 37 snaps, as two receivers ahead of him on the depth chart -- Noah Brown and Robert Woods -- left the game with hip injuries. Metchie's day also included one red-zone target. Sunday's win sets up a Week 18 win-and-in road showdown with the Colts on Saturday, and Metchie could be one of the Texans' three healthy wideouts along with Nico Collins and Xavier Hutchinson.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Available Week 16

    Metchie (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Browns after participating fully in Friday's practice.

    Metchie steadily raised his practice participation level throughout the week, allowing him to ultimately avoid an injury designation. It has been a quiet first full NFL season for Houston's second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, as Metchie's still searching for his first NFL touchdown and has yet to exceed 25 yards in a game.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Puts in limited practice

    Metchie (illness) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

    Like tight end Brevin Jordan, Metchie missed Wednesday's session while recovering from an illness before returning to the field Thursday in a limited capacity. Assuming both players came out of Thursday's session no worse for the wear, the two will have one more opportunity Friday to log full reps and clear up any concern about their statuses heading into Sunday's game against the Browns. Metchie has yet to miss a game since Week 1, and despite multiple Houston pass catchers sitting out over the subsequent 13 games, the Alabama product hasn't made much of a mark in the box score. He's still looking for his first NFL touchdown and has recorded no more than two catches or 25 receiving yards in any of his appearances.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Missing from practice Wednesday

    Metchie didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness.

    Metchie was one of three Houston receivers to appear on Houston's initial Week 16 injury report, joining Nico Collins (calf) and Noah Brown (knee). However, the second-year wideout is a step behind Collins and Brown, both of whom opened the week as limited participants. Metchie will still have two more chances to log some practice reps and put himself in position to play this weekend against the Browns.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Season-high targets, snaps

    Metchie caught one of five targets for six yards in Sunday's 30-6 loss to the Jets in Week 14.

    Metchie saw a season highs in snaps (28) and targets following the loss of Nico Collins to a calf injury early in the first quarter. The Texans were already operating without Tank Dell (lower leg) and Dalton Schultz (hamstring), and the passing game suffered. Xavier Hutchinson (41 snaps) also received an uptick in playing time behind Noah Brown and Robert Woods. Later in the contest, starting quarterback C.J. Stroud entered the NFL's concussion protocol. With injuries impacting the passing offense and the potential of Davis Mills starting in Week 15 against Tennessee, Houston could deploy a run-heavy attack.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Could see bump in role

    Metchie caught one of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Broncos in Week 13.

    Metchie was on the field for 24 snaps, his second-highest total this season, with his bump in usage coming due to Tank Dell sustaining a season-ending leg injury. Noah Brown, who returned after missing two weeks due to a knee injury, should also see an uptick in targets as the Texans navigate the rest of the season without Dell.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Two grabs in Week 10

    Metchie caught both his targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over Cincinnati.

    Metchie was active after getting knocked out of last week's win over Tampa Bay with injured ribs. Houston's depth wideouts -- Metchie and Xavier Hutchinson -- are getting increased reps while injuries have hit the position, but that may change in Week 11 if Nico Collins (calf) is ready to return. Metchie has caught just nine of 10 targets for 111 yards through eight games this season.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Full practice

    Metchie (ribs) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

    Metchie made a quick recovery from the rib injury that knocked him out of Sunday's 39-37 win over Tampa Bay. He's spent most of the season as Houston's fourth or fifth wide receiver, seeing limited snaps even when Tank Dell or Robert Woods (toe) has been out of the lineup. Metchie will likely be headed for a light role on offense once again this Sunday at Cincinnati, unless both Woods and Nico Collins (calf) are able to play. Collins was a limited participant Wednesday, while Woods missed another practice.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Out for game

    Metchie is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a ribs injury.

    The wide receiver caught one pass for 14 yards before exiting. Metchie came into the game with six catches for 72 yards and no touchdowns on the season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 187 lbs
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
Age: 23
School: Alabama
Experience: 1