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Houston Texans Cut Isaiah Coulter

In a full wide receiver room, Coulter is the first one to go.

Rhode Island v Virginia Tech Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

The Texans loaded up on wide receivers this offseason. They added third round pick Nico Collins. They signed signed free agents Taywan Taylor, Chris Moore, Andre Roberts, Chris Conley, Alex Erickson, and Jordan Veasy. They traded for Anthony Miller. Some of those guys are going to have to leave the island.

The first casualty is former Rhode Island standout and 2020 fifth round pick Isaiah Coulter. He suited up for just one game last season and one preseason game this season. A high pass thrown out of bounds was sent his way against Green Bay. Catching the pass out of bounds was merely a symbol for things to come, as Coulter has now been cut by the Texans.

The 2021 NFL season has returned to more of a structured set of cut dates. Unlike last year, where teams were required to get below 53 by a single day ahead of the start of the season, the NFL is forcing teams to slowly taper down this season. Teams must get down to 85 players by 3 p.m. August 17th, 80 players by 3 p.m. August 24th, and 53 players by 3 p.m. on August 31st, a week before the 2021 NFL regular season begins.

Hopefully Coulter is able to carry the pride of Rhode Island on another roster elsewhere. After a furious offseason under a new regime, he was given a very short rope.