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4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
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2023 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 8 90 11.3 0 34
Post Season 4 9 2.3 0 6

Top Xavier Hutchinson News

  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Positioned for bigger role

    Hutchinson finished the 2023 regular season with eight catches (on 19 targets) for 90 yards over 16 games. He also had five carries for 49 yards.

    Hutchinson played a minor role for much of the season before injuries led to increased opportunities late in the campaign. He had four catches during the postseason, including a failed flea flicker seen as the turning point of the season-ending loss to the Ravens. Hutchinson is positioned for a greater role in 2024, as Houston is expected to move on from Noah Brown and could save cap space by releasing Robert Woods, who turns 32 in April. However, the organization is likely to bring in more established NFL bodies to compete for a job behind Nico Collins and Tank Dell (lower leg). That competition would also include teammate John Metchie, who occupied the spot immediately above Hutchinson on the depth chart in 2023.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Remains involved in playoff win

    Hutchinson caught both of his targets for 12 yards in Saturday's 45-14 wild-card playoff win over the Browns.

    Hutchinson received elevated snap counts over the final five weeks of the regular season due to injuries at wideout, but he slipped back to 20 snaps in the playoff win. That was because Robert Woods and Noah Brown returned from injuries. However, Brown left Saturday's game with a shoulder injury, and Woods played fewer snaps (15) than Hutchinson. Wideout availability for this week's matchup will be determined over the course of the week. The Texans will be on the road against Baltimore on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Season-high snap count

    Hutchinson caught one of four targets for six yards in Saturday's 23-19 win over the Colts in Week 18.

    Hutchinson played a season-high 36 snaps, as both Noah Brown (back) and Robert Woods (hip) were inactive. While Houston has dealt with wideout injuries all season, the situation reached a critical mass in Week 18. As such, Hutchinson and John Metchie (38 snaps) took on more prominent roles in the passing games behind Nico Collins. As Houston prepares for its first postseason game since 2019, Hutchinson's potential role depends on the health of Brown and Woods.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Stays healthy in win

    Hutchinson caught two of three targets for eight yards in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Titans.

    Hutchinson was on the field for 26 snaps and had one red-zone target in the win. Both he and fellow receiver John Metchie benefitted from injuries up the depth chart, as Noah Brown and Robert Woods left the game with hip injuries. That sets up a Week 18 scenario in which Hutchinson could be among Houston's top three wideouts when the team travels to Indianapolis for a must-win game.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Drop in snap count

    Hutchinson caught one of two targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Browns.

    Hutchinson, who played a season-high 65 snaps last week, was down to 31 in Sunday's game due to the return of Nico Collins from a calf injury. Despite the loss, the Texans remain in the hunt for the AFC South title, as the Colts and Jaguars also lost in Week 16. With something left to play for, that means any banged-up veteran wideouts should continue to keep Hutchinson on the lower end of the depth chart.

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  • Texans' Xavier Hutchinson: Season-high snap count

    Hutchinson did not catch any of his three targets and had one carry for five yards in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win over the Titans.

    He was on the field for a season-high 65 snaps, as Houston operated without Nico Collins (calf) and Tank Dell (lower leg). Hutchinson's rush attempt came in the red zone and was the rookie's fifth carry of the season. He was also the target on a couple of deep balls. If Collins is ready to go in Week 16 against the Browns, Hutchinson's playing time will take a hit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL
Age: 24
School: Iowa St.
Experience: 2