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|Texas Tech has established a tradition of sending receivers to the NFL. Michael Crabtree William Nylander Jersey , Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Jakeem Grant have represented the Red Raiders in recent years.
The school had only two players selected this year, and both were wideouts. The Texans selected Keke Coutee in the fourth round, and Dylan Cantrell went to the Chargers in the sixth.
Coutee made second-team All-Big 12 honors last season, catching 93 passes for 1 Womens Derek Dorsett Jersey ,429 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Penciled in as the Texans’ returner, Coutee is competing with Braxton Miller for the slot position.
“He’s in the long mold of those Red Raiders,” Texans receivers coach John Perry said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “He’s done a good job. He’s working hard. He shows up every day. He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. If he continues to do that, I can see him moving forward.”
Although Miller is “on the right path” after offseason workouts Bobby Orr Jersey , he hasn’t found a way to stay on the field. He missed 11 games his first two seasons, making only 34 catches for 261 yards and two touchdowns.
That gives Coutee a chance to contribute as a rookie.
“He’s only getting better,” Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins said. “He’s always hanging around, seeing what I’m doing in between periods, asking me questions. The guy can play football. That’s going to take care of itself. Coming in Mike Reilly Jersey , learning this offense, getting in his playbook, and that’s what he’s been doing.”
Texans General Manager Brian Gaine described contract talks with linebacker Jadeveon Clowney as “amicable” earlier this week, but those nice feelings are reportedly not going to generate an agreement on a long-term deal.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Clowney is expected to play out the final year of his deal. It’s something that’s been discussed as a possibility for some time and Clowney’s health is the biggest reason why the team would like to wait on any new deal.
Clowney played 16 games for the first time in his NFL career last season, but had arthroscopic knee surgery after the season and isn’t practicing fully yet. Gaine has said on multiple occasions that he is going to stick to the Texans’ tradition of not negotiating contracts once the regular season gets underway Alexander Kerfoot Jersey , which leaves Clowney tasked with staying healthy and productive as he pushes for a commitment from the team.
Should Clowney do that and fail to sign a deal with the team in the first weeks of the offseason, the franchise tag could be in play to ensure Clowney remains in Houston.