Coates was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury.
Coates was one of three receivers limited by a hamstring -- Will Fuller and Keke Coutee being the others. He is expected to play Week 2 against the Titans, but after playing six snaps on offense last week, so we don't foresee him making a big splash.
Coates (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The severity of Coates' injury is unknown, so the 2015 third-round pick should be considered day-to-day until more information is disclosed. Coates made the Texans' 53-man roster largely due to his abilities as a returner and depth receiver, so the Texans would be most impacted on special teams if Coates were to miss Sunday's season opener against the Patriots.
Coates' ability as a returner and serviceable offensive contributions are likely to garner him a roster spot as the No. 5 receiver, although one more solid performance in next Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys would make his case even more airtight. The 25-year-old has logged six receptions for 102 yards over three exhibitions, and he was encouragingly able to overcome a concussion suffered in last week's win over the 49ers to return to practice by Wednesday. Once the regular season begins, Coates is projected to see limited action from scrimmage as long as likely No. 4 wideout Braxton Miller remains healthy.
Coates (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Coates could use the final two weeks of the preseason to try to carve out a bigger role with the offense. As it currently stands, Coates is battling Braxton Miller for the fourth wideout role. These final few weeks should provide Coates with plenty of opportunity to make his case for a roster spot.
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