Welcome back, Will Fuller.
Fuller, a first-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2016, returned to action from a broken collarbone for the Houston Texans on Sunday and caught two touchdown passes in a 57-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.
“I’m trying to play fast like always, just a little smarter because it’s my second year,” Fuller told reporters. “I know more things about defenses and how they’ll play me. I’m just out there trying to help the team win.”
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 1, 2017
Fuller had 47 receptions for 635 yards and 2 touchdowns in 14 games during his rookie season a year ago.
He matched his number of touchdowns on Sunday, when he recorded 4 catches for 35 yards. He also drew a pass interference penalty that turned into a 1-yard touchdown run by rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson.
The Texans are 2-2 so far, including a 36-33 loss at New England, but Watson has impressed since being named the starter at quarterback. Now Fuller is back from his injury and gives Houston another potential big-play threat on the perimeter.
“I said it before earlier in the week: ‘Will’s going to open up the field,’” Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins told reporters. “He’s a big part of this offense scoring 50-something points the way we did. You can’t just key in on me. You have to, obviously, watch Will down the field every play, because he has the speed that you can’t coach.”
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