The fifth-round pick from the 2021 NFL draft hasn’t seen the field during the regular season through three games. In fact, the Texans made Antony Auclair a standard elevation from the practice squad before signing Auclair to the active roster for Week 3 due to injuries across the roster.
Coach David Culley provided an update as to how the rookie progressing behind the scenes since his acclimation to the NFL is now coming from practices and not games.
“He’s getting better and better, and he’s getting more comfortable,” said Culley. “Being on our show team doing the other team’s offense and playing tight end, and doing the different things that the different teams that we play, what their tight ends do, is actually helping him develop into a better player.”
The Texans have Pharaoh Brown and Jordan Akins ahead of Jordan, who is still working his way through the nuances of offensive coordinator Tim Kelly’s system.
“He’s still learning what we do, but for the most part, his time’s coming,” Culley said. “That’s a good room there. The three guys that are in front of him, that’s a good room. He’s developing, he’s learning, he’s got good mentors there, and at some point when his time comes, I know he’ll be ready.”
Houston takes on the Buffalo Bills Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Central Time from Highmark Stadium.