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WR Bruce Ellington - Houston Texans

5-9, 197Born: 8-22-1991College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 4

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Ellington suffered a concussion in Week 1.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Sep 22): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

General News (Thu Sep 21): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Sep 20): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 3: at New England Patriots

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FBG says: Tough matchup. New England's secondary can absolutely be exploited, but even that is a tall order for Deshaun Watson and the Houston passing game. Watson looks out of his depth thus far, the receiving corps is badly banged up, and the scheme isn't doing them any favors. Watson's college career was carefully managed with quick, simple reads through short progressions, yet he's being asked to captain a traditional, pro-style offense in Houston. It's not working: through 6 quarters, he's averaged a pitiful 4.30 adjusted yards per attempt, taking 7 sacks in the process. It's not all his fault, of course. The team is badly missing second-year wideout Will Fuller, as well as its three (yes, three) concussed tight ends. With C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin, and Stephen Anderson all sitting for Week 2, Houston ran just 16 plays that featured a tight end. That asked a lot of limited receivers Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong, neither of whom had any noticeable impact. Griffin and Anderson are tentatively expected to return Sunday, but they're complementary guys at best. Strong was waived this week, leaving the receiving corps undermanned and in complete disarray. DeAndre Hopkins will continue to be as busy as he can tolerate, but the outlook isn't good for efficiency, with a raw and shaky rookie passer testing him in heavy coverage. The Patriots are clearly concerned over the slip in cornerback Malcolm Butler's play. Butler has been beaten consistently since the preseason, and he didn't play in the team's base defense in Week 2, logging a below-average 49 snaps. He'll likely return to his prominent role sooner rather than later, but he's rarely used against big wideouts, so new addition Stephon Gilmore will likely draw most of the DeAndre Hopkins coverage this week. In fact, the team is loaded with young, situational talent at cornerback, so the downfield outlook is especially glum for Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. He'll likely test the flat and slant zones Sunday, so the Patriots' goal will be to keep the short throws in front of them and tackle well. That's not optimal; no team allowed more yards after the catch in 2016. But with such an advantage in downfield coverage and pushing the pocket, the Patriots should win this matchup going away.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs JAX 45 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
3 at NE PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 1 * * * *
3 at NE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 1 * * * *
3 at NE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Latest News

Texans | Bruce Ellington, Stephen Anderson cleared (Fri Sep 22, 12:12 PM) - Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington and TE Stephen Anderson are no longer in the league's concussion protocol.

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Texans | Houston's practice report for Thursday (Thu Sep 21, 06:43 PM) - Houston Texans OG Jeff Allen (ankle) and CB Kevin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 21. RB Alfred Blue (ankle), DT Brandon Dunn (knee), WR Will Fuller (shoulder), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (finger) were limited participants, while TEs Stephen Anderson (concussion), Ryan Griffin (concussion), CB Marcus Burley (knee), OT Chris Clark (wrist) and WR Bruce Ellington (concussion) did not participate.

Texans | Bruce Ellington to be cleared Thursday? (Thu Sep 21, 02:47 AM) - Houston Texans WR Bruce Ellington (concussion) was a full participant in the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 20, which means he could be cleared from the concussion protocol on Thursday, Sept. 21.

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Texans | Houston's Wednesday practice report (Wed Sep 20, 05:17 PM) - Houston Texans OG Jeff Allen (ankle) and CB Kevin Johnson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 20. TE Stephen Anderson (concussion), RB Alfred Blue (ankle), WR Will Fuller (shoulder), CB Johnathan Joseph (shoulder), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (finger) were limited. CB Marcus Burley (knee), OT Chris Clark (wrist), WR Bruce Ellington (concussion) and TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) participated fully.

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Texans | Houston's Week 2 inactives (Thu Sep 14, 07:08 PM) - The Houston Texans have declared RB Alfred Blue, WR Bruce Ellington, OT Jeff Allen, TE Ryan Griffin, TE Stephen Anderson, WR Will Fuller inactive for Week 2.

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