Will Fuller will be out a while.
Test results on his injured hamstring revealed a significant pull that is expected to keep the Texans wide receiver out several weeks, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source.
Fuller played just one series in Sunday's loss to the Colts, catching a 6-yard pass. The injury interrupts a breakout season of sorts for the fourth-year wideout. Houston's second-leading receiver has 34 catches for 450 yards and three scores through seven games, numbers that approach his season averages.
Then again, his production has been compromised by missing time every year and 17 games overall. That unfortunate streak will continue in 2019. Fuller missed the final nine games of 2018 with a torn ACL. He was limited in practice last week calf and oblique injuries.
His absence should create more opportunity for recently acquired Kenny Stills. He caught five passes for a season-high 105 yards in Week 7.
Here are other injuries we're monitoring Monday:
- New York Jets center Ryan Kalil left in the second quarter of Monday night's matchup with an elbow injury, but returned to start the second half.
The New York Jets have announced the following inactives for 'MNF': RB Trenton Cannon, LB Nevillle Hewitt (neck/knee), LB Albert McClellan (concussion), OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle), OL Kelechi Osemele (shoulder), TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) and DL Henry Anderson (shoulder).
In more positive news, Jets LB C.J. Mosley is active for the first time since Week 1. He had been sidelined with a groin injury.
- Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters it "would be a stretch" for quarterback Patrick Mahomes to play Week 8 versus the Packers, per Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Mahomes is "progressing nicely" from his knee injury and underwent pool therapy this past weekend.
- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn says quarterback Matt Ryan has an ankle sprain. Ryan has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against Seattle and the team will prep for a game with and without him. Quinn said Ito Smith is in concussion protocol and will not play this week.
- An MRI for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen revealed his pulled hamstring isn't serious, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, via sources. He is not expected to play Thursday against the Redskins but the belief is he'll return soon.
- Dallas Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones said on 105.3 The Fan the team has received "pretty good news" on defensive end Robert Quinn (ribs) and linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (neck). The pair exited early in Sunday's win over the Eagles, but Jones expects they'll be "ready to go" after Dallas' bye.
- Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said wide receiver Marqise Lee (ankle) will likely return this week.
- Los Angeles Chargers guard Forrest Lamp suffered a broken ankle and is out for the season, a source tells Rapoport.
- Carolina Panthers rookie defensive end Brian Burns says he had minor surgery on his right wrist over the bye week, per The Athletic's Joe Person. But Burns says he will play this week against the 49ers.
- Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters that linebacker Pernell McPhee is expected to miss the remainder of the year with a torn triceps. McPhee suffered the injury in Baltimore's win over Seattle on Sunday.
- San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters running back Matt Breida and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin both are out of the concussion protocol and are good to go this week ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers.
- Washington Redskins rookie RB Bryce Love will undergo a minor procedure on Tuesday aimed at speeding up the rehab from his original right knee surgery, Rapoport reports. Love underwent surgery earlier this year to repair a torn ACL he suffered his senior at Stanford last December. He signed his rookie contract in May and was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list before the start of the season on Aug. 31.