The depth at wide receiver depth is a growing concern now that both Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong have been placed on the injured reserve. The Texans signed Wendall Williams off the practice squad to fill out the depth on the active roster and there is some optimism that he could be active on game day.
Williams is not taking his opportunity for granted with the Texans and is ready to go if his number is called.
“To be honest, I’m 26 and this is the biggest dream I’ve ever had in my life,” said Williams in the locker room after practice. “For me to be in a setting like this, makes me want to stay here. I love being around the guys. I love the locker room. I love the work ethic of this team and I want to stay.”
Williams put himself on the map with an impressive 40-dash time during the draft process and that speediness helped get him a look with the Texans during camp. Used as a returner and wide receiver, Williams is currently trying to play catchup with the rigors of weekly NFL life.
Without a team for the majority of the season and a short stint with the New York Jets, Williams is not taking this opportunity for granted.
“I just stay humble,” said Williams. “I come to work every day ready to work hard, ready to show people that I do deserve a chance and I want to stay here. I want to earn my keep. Coming here, OB (Bill O’Brien) preaches all the time just work hard and be a good teammate. Everything else will work itself out.”
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