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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 1 17 17.0 0 17

Top John Metchie III News

  • Texans' John Metchie: Makes first NFL grab

    Metchie caught his lone target for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Indianapolis in Week 2.

    Metchie, who was drafted in the second round of the 2022, finally made his NFL debut and logged his first catch while playing a wideout-low 14 snaps. The receiver overcame leukemia that wiped out his rookie season, and he was sidelined for Week 1 with a hamstring injury. As the position group is currently constituted, Metchie and Xavier Hutchinson sit behind Nico Collins, Robert Woods and Tank Dell.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Looks to make pro debut Sunday

    Metchie (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts.

    Assuming the Texans choose not to make him a healthy inactive, Metchie is set to make his regular-season debut Sunday after he missed the entire 2022 campaign while battling leukemia and recovering from a torn ACL before then sitting out last week's loss to the Ravens with the hamstring strain. With Noah Brown (groin) on injured reserve earlier this week, both Metchie and rookie Tank Dell will move up a spot on the depth chart behind veterans Nico Collins and Robert Woods.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Limited in practice

    Metchie (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.

    Metchie is still working toward making his NFL debut after spending the entirety of his rookie season battling leukemia and rehabbing a torn ACL as well as missing Sunday's loss to the Ravens with a hamstring injury. If he's good to go for the Texans' Week 2 matchup with the Colts, the 23-year-old will likely find himself competing with Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson for playing time

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Back at practice

    Metchie (hamstring) returned to practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Metchie was sidelined for the Texans' loss to the Ravens this past Sunday after not practicing last week, but his return to the field suggests that the wideout could make his NFL regular-season debut Week 2 versus the Colts. If so, Metchie would be a candidate to compete with Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson for snaps at receiver alongside starters Nico Collins and Robert Woods after Noah Brown (groin) was moved to injured reserve Wednesday.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Absent from practice Friday

    Metchie (hamstring) remained sidelined for Friday's practice, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    That's a trio of missed practices this week for the sophomore wideout who missed his entire rookie season battling leukemia. Hamstring issues have been his downfall this year, dating back to the offseason. With Metchie likely out for Sunday's date with the Ravens, Nico Collins, Robert Woods, Noah Brown and rookie Tank Dell should be locked into most of the wideout snaps.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Pro debut delayed again

    Metchie (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Baltimore, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Metchie's long-awaited pro debut will need to wait until at least Week 2 of the current campaign after he was unable to practice Wednesday through Friday due to a hamstring issue, which he's tended to on occasion since at least May. The 2022 second-round pick likely will need to get back on the practice field next week in some capacity in order for the Texans to clear him for their second game of the season Sunday, Sept. 17 against the Colts.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Misses another practice

    Metchie (hamstring) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Metchie also missed Wednesday's session, so the wideout will presumably need to practice in some capacity Friday in order to approach Sunday's game against the Ravens minus an injury designation. As the coming season approaches, the Texans' WR corps is led by Nico Collins and Robert Woods, with Metchie, Noah Brown, Tank Dell and Xavier Hutchinson in the mix to absorb snaps and targets that don't go to the team's top duo.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Not practicing

    Metchie didn't practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Metchie has been bothered by his hamstring on and off since at least May, after losing his rookie season to the combination of an ACL tear and a leukemia diagnosis. He's now 21 months removed from the knee injury, but it's not shocking that he's having a tough time staying on the field given all he's had to deal with the past two years. Metchie appears unlikely to play Week 1 at Baltimore and might have to settle for a depth role at receiver whenever he's ready.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Likely sitting out Sunday

    Metchie is not expected to play in Sunday's preseason finale against the Saints, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Metchie appeared in each of the Texans' previous two preseason contests, catching two of his three targets for 10 yards in these games. Houston is expected to play the majority of their starters Sunday, including quarterback C.J. Stroud. However, it appears the team doesn't want to risk any potential injuries to Metchie, who missed the entirety of his rookie season while battling leukemia. Either way, the second-round pick's absence could lead to increased opportunities for rookie wideouts Xavier Hutchinson and Tank Dell, the latter of whom is expected to play Sunday after sitting out the previous preseason game with hamstring and back tightness.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: One catch Saturday

    Metchie caught one of two targets for five yards in Saturday's 28-3 preseason loss to the Dolphins. He also returned one kickoff for 12 yards.

    With Tank Dell (leg) sidelined, Metchie and Noah Brown were given opportunities to showcase themselves. Brown was on the field for Houston's first two drives before Metchie entered the game in the second quarter. On the kickoff return, Metchie fielded a squib kick as an up-man, and it does not appear the Texans are considering him for a return role. That indicates Metchie needs to make the team as a wideout, where the 2022 second-round draft pick is competing with Brown, Dell and Xavier Hutchinson behind the top two receivers on the depth chart, Nico Collins and Robert Woods.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Takes field for preseason

    Metchie caught his only target for five yards in Thursday's 20-9 preseason-opening win over the Patriots.

    Metchie returned to action after missing his rookie year while battling leukemia. He caught a pass on Houston's touchdown drive to end the second quarter. While third-round wideout Tank Dell impressed with five catches for 65 yards and the aforementioned score, Metchie could compete with him for the No. 3 receiver job behind probable starters Nico Collins and Robert Woods.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Gets work on special teams

    Metchie has been fielding kicks on special teams along with his work on offense during training camp, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

    Metchie has participated in all seven days of training camp after missing what would have been his rookie season in 2022 due to a leukemia diagnosis last summer. The wideout reports feeling "110 percent," saying he feels better now than he did in college at Alabama. Once preseason games begin, Metchie's place on the depth chart will become clearer. He currently sits in a pack, along with Noah Brown, Nathaniel Dell and Xavier Hutchinson, behind Nico Collins and Robert Woods. Houston's first preseason game takes place Thursday against New England.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 187 lbs
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
Age: 23
School: Alabama
Experience: 1