Texans Hopeful That Receiver Can Return To Practice This Week

The Houston Texans put up a fantastic fight against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles in Week 9, and they did so without their two best receivers in Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins, and while Cooks has returned to the facility and will be good to go for Week 10, the team isn't as certain on Collins. 

The second-year receiver has become one of the Texans best weapons on the offensive side of the ball, with 51 catches for 751 yards and a Touchdown through one and a half seasons, but he missed the Thursday Night Football clash with a groin injury that seemingly won't go away. Head Coach Lovie Smith today said that he had made a lot of progress as of late, and was hopeful he could return before Week 10, but is noncommittal about his availability for the matchup against the New York Giants.

Houston have just 1 win on the season, and are expected to be front runners for the No. 1 overall pick throughout the rest of the 2022 season, but they've gained some nice pieces over the past few years, with Collins, Dameon Pierce and Derek Stingley Jr. among them, so things are building slowly but nicely down in Houston.

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