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2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 16 158 9.9 0 22
Post Season 3 44 14.7 0 27

Top John Metchie III News

  • Texans' John Metchie: Healthy and explosive at OTAs

    Metchie rotated in with the first-team offense during spring practices and looked explosive while doing so, according to ESPN.com's DJ Bien-Aime.

    The 2022 second-round pick missed his rookie year while recovering from leukemia and then worked as a depth wideout for most of 2023. Slow development is understandable given the major health concerns he dealt with to start his pro career, but Metchie now finds himself in a situation where it will be tough to get many snaps even if he takes a step forward. The Texans have Nico Collins, Stefon Diggs and Tank Dell locked in as their top three wide receivers, and backup Noah Brown (shoulder) had a pair of 150-yard games last season. They even still have Robert Woods on the roster, at least for now, creating fierce competition for the No. 4 receiver role. It remains to be seen if Metchie will get many first-team reps once Brown is recovered from shoulder surgery and able to practice again.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Needs consistency

    Metchie finished the 2023 regular season with 16 catches (on 30 targets) for 158 yards over 16 games.

    For much of the season, which was essentially his rookie year after sitting out 2022 with acute promyelocytic leukemia, Metchie was on the bottom rungs of the depth chart. He got to show himself late in the season when injuries hit and was a big part of the playoff win over Cleveland, but Houston head coach DeMeco Ryans told Jonathan M. Alexander and Dennis Silva II of the Houston Chronicle that Metchie had an inconsistent year. "I think Metchie's had a little up and downs throughout the season, had some opportunities to make plays," Ryans said. "Some moments he made them, some he didn't." One of the organization's goals during the offseason is to build around quarterback C.J. Stroud, and Metchie will need to show consistency to force a move up the depth chart.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Good to go Saturday

    Metchie (foot) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Saturday's divisional-round game against the Ravens.

    Metchie, who was listed as limited Tuesday and Wednesday, logged a full practice Thursday, which paves the way for him to face Baltimore. Given that Noah Brown (shoulder) is now on injured reserve, Metchie should have an opportunity to be a key cog in the Texans' WR corps this weekend alongside Nico Collins and Robert Woods (hip). In Houston's wild-card win over Cleveland this past Saturday, Metchie logged a 76 percent snap share while catching all three of his targets for 44 yards.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Limited in practice

    Metchie was a limited practice participant Tuesday due to a foot injury.

    Metchie played 76 percent of the snaps on offense in Saturday's 45-14 win over Cleveland, taking on a larger than usual role along with Xavier Hutchinson after Noah Brown suffered a season-ending shoulder injury on the opening drive. Assuming the foot issue isn't serious, Metchie could handle a similar role Saturday at Baltimore, though it's also possible Robert Woods (hip) takes on a bigger workload after being limited by an injury of his own in the playoff opener.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Three catches against Browns

    Metchie recorded three receptions on three targets for 44 yards in Saturday's 45-14 win over the Browns.

    Metchie has seen a boost in role to close the regular season and in the first game of the postseason due to Houston dealing with ongoing injuries to its receiving corps. Noah Brown (shoulder) exited early in the first quarter of Saturday's win and didn't return, allowing Metchie to see three targets for the third time in his last four games. Saturday's production marked his highest yardage total of the campaign, which came primarily from a 27-yard catch late in the first quarter to set up a touchdown two plays later. If Brown remains sidelined for the Texans' divisional-round matchup, Metchie should continue to see an uptick in involvement in the offense.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Top-three wideout again

    Metchie caught one of two targets for five yards in Saturday's 23-19 win over Indianapolis in Week 18.

    Metchie played a season-high 38 snaps, as Houston was without Noah Brown (back) and Robert Woods (hip). The health situation also meant more playing time for fellow depth wideout Xavier Hutchinson (36 snaps). The Texans clinched a playoff spot with the win, so Metchie's potential role next week is dependent on the health of Brown and Woods.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Increased role due to injuries

    Metchie caught one of three targets for eight yards and had one carry for four yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over Tennessee.

    The second-year wideout played a season-high 37 snaps, as two receivers ahead of him on the depth chart -- Noah Brown and Robert Woods -- left the game with hip injuries. Metchie's day also included one red-zone target. Sunday's win sets up a Week 18 win-and-in road showdown with the Colts on Saturday, and Metchie could be one of the Texans' three healthy wideouts along with Nico Collins and Xavier Hutchinson.

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  • Texans' John Metchie: Available Week 16

    Metchie (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Browns after participating fully in Friday's practice.

    Metchie steadily raised his practice participation level throughout the week, allowing him to ultimately avoid an injury designation. It has been a quiet first full NFL season for Houston's second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, as Metchie's still searching for his first NFL touchdown and has yet to exceed 25 yards in a game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 187 lbs
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada
Age: 23
School: Alabama
Experience: 2