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Will Fuller: 'My goal is to be out there all 16 games'

Speedy WR hopeful to play a full season for first time in his career

August 15, 2019 - 3:11 pm

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – Will Fuller is entering his fourth year in the NFL and coming off a torn ACL, but is confident that he can log his first full season in the league.

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“My goal is to be out there all 16 games and I feel like it’s going to happen,” Fuller told the media after practice on Thursday.

Fuller, 25, has missed 17 regular season games in his first three years in the league.  In his rookie year a hamstring injury caused him to miss a pair of games.  Then in 2017 he missed six games due to cracked ribs and a broken collarbone. Last year, he tore his ACL in the seventh game of the year after a hot start to the season that put him on pace to have over 1,000 receiving yards.  Despite tearing his ACL, and Fuller being a speedy receiver, he’s not concerned about losing a step.

“I was looking up, when I first hurt my knee, I was looking up all the guys who had ACL’s and how they played when they came back. I had a lot of examples of guys who came back and balled, so I wasn’t worried about it. As long as I put the work in, I knew I’d be fine,” Fuller added.

With the recovery behind him, Fuller has looked sharp in camp.  He’s kept on muscle that he added to his frame last year, and most importantly, he still has the electric speed that allows him to take the cover off any defense.  While you can’t blame the Texans for wanting to be careful with their offensive weapon, Fuller wants to take some hits before the regular season starts.

“I think I need to play in the preseason because I haven't played a football game in a long time.” Fuller said.  “Just getting back out there and feeling the game speed again, getting hit again, I haven't gotten tackled yet, so just getting all of those things behind me.”