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AFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-1-0 8-4-0
3-2-0 7-5-0
1-2-0 7-5-0
0-3-0 4-8-0

2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 2 43 21.5 0 34

Top Xavier Hutchinson News

  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Will not play Sunday

    Hutchinson (coach's decision) is inactive Sunday against the Broncos.

    Hutchinson will be the odd man out with Noah Brown returning from a knee injury. The rookie receiver saw 13 snaps in each of the last two weeks, catching his only target for a 34-yard gain in Week 12. His next opportunity to suit up will be in Week 14 against the Jets.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Has big play in loss

    Hutchinson caught his lone target for 34 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to Jacksonville in Week 12.

    Hutchinson had the Texans' longest play, a 34-yard reception in the fourth quarter to set up a Nico Collins touchdown. The rookie has been more involved the last few weeks as wideouts further up the depth chart have dealt with injuries. He's on the lower end of the target pecking order, but given the surge of Houston's passing offense -- 367 yards per game, 10 touchdowns -- the last four weeks, Hutchinson could grab a few leftovers behind Nico Collins, Tank Dell. Dalton Schultz and Robert Woods.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Keeps running

    Hutchinson did not catch his lone target and had one carry for 17 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Bengals in Week 10.

    Hutchinson has received an uptick in usage while injuries have hit Houston's wide receivers the last few weeks, but he's made a bigger name for himself as a runner. For the second consecutive week, Hutchinson was used as a rusher on the opponent's side of the field and lugged the ball inside the 20-yard line. Each drive ended in a Houston touchdown. As the Texans operate without lead back Dameon Pierce, offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik has involved wideouts in the running attack, including Hutchinson and Tank Dell. Hutchinson has four carries for 44 yards over the last four games.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Used as runner in win

    Hutchinson was not targeted and had one carry for 12 yards in Sunday's 39-37 win over the Buccaneers in Week 9.

    Hutchinson's 12-yard carry was Houston's longest running play, and he now has three carries for 27 yards for the season. The rookie sixth-round pick has gone six games without being targeted, but he could move up the depth chart if the rib injury that forced John Metchie's exit from Sunday's game causes him to miss time.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Available Sunday

    Hutchinson (foot) is active ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

    The rookie out of Iowa State was limited during Wednesday's practice, but he was able to log consecutive days of full participation both Thursday and Friday. Hutchinson has a chance to see an uptick in snaps on the Texans' offense with Robert Woods (foot) missing time.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Questionable after full practices

    Hutchinson (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

    Hutchinson practiced fully Thursday and Friday after being a limited participant Wednesday, so the rookie is more likely than not to suit up, especially with Houston ruling out another receiver in Robert Woods (foot). Though he played his second-most snaps on offense (12) of the season in the Texans' last game Week 6 versus the Saints, Hutchinson won't necessarily see his role expand coming out of a Week 7 bye. While the Texans will be without Woods, the team will be getting rookie wideout Tank Dell (concussion) back from a one-game absence, leaving Hutchinson no better than fourth in the pecking order at receiver.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Back to practicing in full

    Hutchinson (foot) was a full participant at practice Thursday.

    After being limited at practice Wednesday, Hutchinson was able to get back up to full speed Thursday. He's on track to play Sunday at Carolina, and if Robert Woods (foot) is sidelined, Hutchinson could see a slight uptick in playing time in Week 8.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Tending to foot injury

    Hutchinson (foot) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday.

    It's unclear at this point when Hutchinson sustained the injury or how severe it is. In any case, he'll likely have to manage a full practice Thursday or Friday to avoid an injury designation going into the weekend.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Could see more snaps Sunday

    Hutchinson may see added involvement in the passing game Sunday against the Saints with fellow rookie wideout Tank Dell (concussion) listed as questionable but not expected to play, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Meanwhile, Robert Woods (ribs) is listed as questionable but is expected to play, and Noah Brown (groin) was reinstated from injured reserve Saturday, so the Texans' receiver group is fairly healthy heading into Sunday, despite Dell's anticipated absence. Nico Collins and Woods will serve as the Texans' top two wideouts, but Hutchinson, Brown and John Metchie could all get opportunities to mix into three-receiver sets more than usual with Dell out of the mix. Hutchinson, a sixth-round pick out of Iowa State, has suited up in all five of the Texans' games to date but has drawn just two targets across 31 snaps on offense.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: No run on offense again

    Hutchison played exclusively on special teams in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Steelers in Week 4.

    This marked the second consecutive week that Hutchinson was not used on offense. The sixth-round pick has one catch on two targets for nine yards through the first four weeks.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: No run on offense

    Hutchinson played special teams only in Sunday's 37-17 win over Jacksonville.

    Hutchinson did not get on the field for the offense for the first time in three games. From comments made by head coach DeMeco Ryans during the preseason, the rookie is still developing consistency, so any impact he may have could come later this season.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Targeted once in loss

    Hutchinson did not catch his only target in Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Colts in Week 2.

    Hutchinson increased his snap count from seven in Week 1 to 18 in Week 2. The 2023 sixth-round draft pick has been targeted twice through the first two games and sits fifth on the depth chart.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Seven snaps in opener

    Hutchinson caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 25-9 loss to Baltimore in Week 1.

    Hutchinson operated as the fifth wideout, as John Metchie (hamstring) was inactive. Hutchinson, selected in sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, played just seven snaps, well behind Robert Woods (58), Nico Collins (54), Noah Brown (52) and fellow rookie Tank Dell (37).

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Third on depth chart

    Hutchinson is listed third on the depth chart at one wide receiver position for Week 1 against Baltimore.

    Hutchinson sits behind fellow 2023 draft pick Tank Dell and starter Nico Collins. The Iowa State product did not develop as quickly as Dell during the preseason, but the 6-foot-3 Hutchinson has the size to be an ideal red zone target.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Leads receivers in finale

    Hutchinson caught four of six targets for a team-high 48 yards in Houston's preseason finale against New Orleans on Sunday.

    Hutchinson had moments during the preseason but needs to develop consistency. "That's all we ask for from Hutch is continue to get better, work hard," Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans told Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 Houston. "That's what he's been doing, and it showed. It was good to see it finally come to fruition." Hutchinson, a sixth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, earned a spot on the 53-man roster, as did fellow wideout draftee Tank Dell.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL
Age: 23
School: Iowa St.
Experience: R