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Texans Cut Surprising Player at Position of Need

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Houston Texans have surprisingly cut a player at a position of need.
The Houston Texans have surprisingly cut a player at a position of need. / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages

The Houston Texans have come crashing down to earth after their Week 1 win. They're coming off of a 40-0 shellacking at the hands of the Buffalo Bills, and it's clear the team wants to make sure that result doesn't repeat itself this season.

However, Houston made a surprising roster cut on Wednesday that will thin out a position of need.

Anthony Miller Texans

Wide receiver Anthony Miller has gotten the boot as the team prepares for its Week 5 matchup. The move certainly raises questions since Houston gave up a fifth-round pick to acquire Miller via a trade with the Chicago Bears this offseason.

Miller was a healthy scratch in the Texans' first two games of the year. He was finally active for Weeks 3 and 4, but his impact was minimal: He turned 11 targets into 5 receptions for 23 yards. He also hauled in a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers, but it appears the team didn't see enough from him to merit keeping around.

Brandin Cooks will remain Houston's top wideout, but Danny Amendola is currently hampered by a thigh injury and Nico Collins is still on injured reserve. Quarterback Davis Mills will have to make do with limited options in Week 5 against the New England Patriots.

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