The Texans offense took a big hit today… in more ways than one. After making some progress in the offseason with dumping the albatross contract of Brock Osweiller to the Browns and drafting Clemson legend Deshaun Watson, the Texans will lose an intricate piece of the unit prior to the opening snap of the season.
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Receiver Will Fuller – last year’s first rounder – broke his collarbone during practice; he has no time table to return. Fuller and stud DeAndre Hopkins were the one-two punch that was vital to Bill O’Briens offensive scheme. Braxton Miller will attempt to take up the slack in Fuller’s absence.
Last season, Fuller totaled 635 yards for a duo of scores. If projections are generous, he will return around Week 10 – a lengthy period in which Houston’s playoff chances could already be decided.