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2021 NFL Free Agency: Will Fuller Signs With Miami Dolphins

The former first round pick leaves Houston for nothing.

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The second dilemma the Houston Texans faced this offseason was that to do with Will Fuller. Houston exercised his fifth-year option and kept him at the trade deadline last year once the Texans had abandoned all hope. The team opted to not franchise or transition tag Fuller and didn’t even work to keep him on a short-term, prove-it deal. Despite his talent and Deshaun Watson’s professed love for him, the injuries and PED suspension were apparently too much for Houston to keep him around. Fuller now leaves Houston for Miami on a one-year contract worth slightly more than $10 million.

Rather than sign, you know, good football players, Nick Caserio has opted to sign a lot of players who aren’t good. Fuller has had his fair share of problems in Houston, but talent was never one of them.

Throughout the offseason, Houston showed no interest in keeping the wide receiver around. Maybe it’s because Watson is going to be traded. Maybe it’s because Fuller isn’t tough, smart, or dependable enough. Fuller leaves Houston for Miami on a short- term, cost-effective contract.

The Texans’ wide receiver group is now Brandin Cooks, Will Fuller, Chad Hansen, Andre Roberts, Keke Coutee, and Randall Cobb. What was a strength of this team and an envy of the league is now old and decrepit.