Moves up depth chart
Woods moved up the depth chart after the Texans traded Brandin Cooks to Dallas on Sunday.
Houston's wideout depth chart begins with Woods and Nico Collins (foot). Woods is coming off a down season with Tennessee, where he had a career-low 527 yards over a full 17-game slate. There are multiple reasons to explain that drop in production: he was coming off a knee injury that ended his 2021 season, and Woods played with three different quarterbacks in Nashville. A third and more worrisome reason could be age -- Woods will be 31 this coming season -- and may not have much left in the tank as he prepares for another season with a different quarterback, likely a rookie. The positive takeaway is that Woods will be familiar with the system offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik, who was the passing game coordinator in San Francisco in 2022 under head coach Kyle Shanahan, plans to bring to Houston, per DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN.com. Shanahan and Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, who worked together when the two were assistants in Washington, run similar schemes. Woods was his most productive when playing for McVay in Los Angeles.
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On field for OTAs
Collins (foot) was on the field practicing during the first day of organized team activities Tuesday.
Looking healthy at OTAs
Pierce (ankle) is practicing Tuesday, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
Starting strong at OTAs
Coach DeMeco Ryans suggested Tuesday that he's in no rush to name a starting quarterback, though Stroud has done an "excellent job" so far, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Not on trade block
The Texans aren't interested in trading Mills, who was the first quarterback through drills Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Sidelined by hamstring strain
Metchie is recovering from a hamstring strain and hasn't been participating in offseason practices, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.
Back to full strength
GM Nick Caserio said Saturday that Metchie (illness) participated fully during Phase 1 of the Texans' offseason program, DJ Bien-Aime of ESPN.com reports.
Added by Houston
The Texans selected Hutchinson in the sixth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 205th overall.
Stays in H-Town
The Texans selected Dell in the third round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 69th overall.
Keenum and Davis Mills are expected to compete for the backup job after Houston selected C.J. Stroud with the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft on Thursday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.
May be on outs as starter
Mills will remain on the roster after the Texans selected C.J. Stroud with the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft on Thursday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.