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Chris Conley

Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #17
Houston Texans
Wide Receiver #17

Chris Conley News

Plays minor role Week 1

Conley caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 37-21 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: In terms of playing time, Conley (40 snaps) and rookie Nico Collins (43) emerged as the most prominent wide receivers behind Brandin Cooks, but it was the recently signed Danny Amendola (five targets, one TD) that made the biggest impact (in 17 snaps) among Houston's second-tier receivers. How that dynamic changes when/if Anthony Miller (inactive, coach's decision) is active is an open question. Houston was able to dictate the game as it wanted due to a large early lead, which means relying on the ground game more than throwing the ball. But things may not always be as easy for them as it was Week 1, which will mean more chances for guys like Conley.

Sep 13, 2021 7:12 AM EST

Comes up empty Saturday

Conley failed to bring in any of his three targets during the Texans' 20-14 preseason win over the Cowboys on Saturday night.

Analysis: The veteran wideout's quiet night was in stark contrast to his four-catch, 51-yard effort in the exhibition opener against the Packers a week prior. Despite the empty stat line Saturday, Conley will head into the regular season as the No. 2 receiver alongside top option Brandin Cooks.

Aug 22, 2021 7:03 AM EST

Shows chemistry with Taylor

Conley caught all four of his target for 51 yards in Saturday's preseason win over the Packers.

Analysis: Three of those grabs came on Tyrod Taylor's only series of the night, as the potential Week 1 starter at quarterback made Conley his favorite target during the Texans' opening possession. The 28-year-old landed in Houston on a one-year deal after stints in Jacksonville and Kansas City and has had only intermittent success in his NFL career, but he could be a better fit for a conservative offensive game plan under Taylor than field-stretcher Brandin Cooks, the other presumed starting WR for the Texans.

Aug 15, 2021 6:17 AM EST

Atop depth chart

Conley is listed atop the unofficial depth chart at one wide receiver position, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Texans had several surprises on the depth chart, but Conley lining opposite Brandin Cooks was not one of them. He's been getting reps with starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor during camp and earned this slot. The big surprise at wide receiver is Nico Collins, who was presumed to be competing with Conley, listed at sixth on the Cooks' branch of the depth chart.

Aug 11, 2021 3:57 PM EST

Gets reps with Taylor

Conley and rookie Nico Collins have been given ample reps with presumed starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Collins has been the breakout star in camp early on, but the veteran Conley should be seen as a bona fide candidate to start at wideout opposite Brandin Cooks. The Texans traded up to get Collins in this year's draft, and he may eventually become a top-three target for Taylor, but Conley may be the one who starts Week 1 against Jacksonville.

Aug 6, 2021 6:08 AM EST

Headed to Houston

Conley is signing a one-year deal with Houston, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Texans clearly have a type this offseason, targeting a slew of veterans who have experience as starters but arguably fit better as backups. Conley averaged 23.4 yards per game in four seasons with the Chiefs, followed by 40.2 yards per game in two seasons with the Jaguars. He'll likely land somewhere between third and fifth on the WR depth chart when the dust settles in Houston this summer.

Mar 22, 2021 10:26 AM EST

Finishes campaign on strong note

Conley brought in seven of nine targets for 87 yards in the Jaguars' 28-14 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran paced the Jaguars in receptions, receiving yards and targets while setting new season highs in the latter two categories as well. Conley put together a second straight solid campaign as a complementary option in Jacksonville's passing attack, reaching the 40-catch mark for the second time in as as many seasons as a Jaguar and third time overall in his career. The six-year pro is now slated to head into unrestricted free agency this offseason, although it remains to be seen if new team management will be interested in bringing him back into the fold.

Jan 3, 2021 8:51 PM EST

Secures three passes

Conley caught all three targets for 27 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to Chicago.

Analysis: The 28-year-old played 49 percent of the offensive snaps and surpassed his production from the previous three games combined with Collin Johnson (hamstring) sidelined. Conley could serve as Jacksonville's No. 4 wideout again in the season finale if Johnson remains unavailable.

Dec 28, 2020 7:20 PM EST

Catches second touchdown

Conley caught one of three targets for a 13-yard touchdown during Sunday's 40-14 loss at Baltimore.

Analysis: Conley secured his second touchdown of the season in the final minutes of the fourth quarter as he continues to play a minor role in Jacksonville's aerial attack. The 28-year-old could see that role grow slightly if No. 4 wideout Collin Johnson (hamstring) is forced to miss time.

Dec 20, 2020 2:48 PM EST

No targets Week 14

Conley wasn't targeted during Sunday's 31-10 loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: The 28-year-old played only nine offensive snaps despite the Jaguars trailing all afternoon, and he wasn't targeted on any of the 54 pass attempts from Mike Glennon and Gardner Minshew. Rookie Collin Johnson continues to operate as Jacksonville's No. 4 wide receiver, leaving Conley to play a handful of snaps each week.

Dec 14, 2020 12:34 PM EST

Plays eight snaps

Conley caught both his targets for 12 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: The veteran wideout wasn't targeted until halfway through the fourth quarter, and he promptly lost a fumble on his first touch of the game. Rookie Collin Johnson caught four targets for 66 yards and, while Conley played only a handful of offensive snaps. Conley's role in the offense figures to remain minor if the rest of the receiving corps is healthy.

Dec 7, 2020 11:48 AM EST

Ready to go Sunday

Conley (hip) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Analysis: The 28-year-old was considered questionable with the hip issue but will return from the one-game absence. Conley should work in a more limited snap share since DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole are all currently healthy.

Dec 6, 2020 8:38 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Conley (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: Conley missed last week's loss to the Browns due to the hip issue, but he may be able to play against the Vikings this weekend. If available, the 28-year-old could be pushed back to a more limited role with DJ Chark, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole all healthy.

Dec 4, 2020 10:11 AM EST

Limited at Thursday's practice

Conley (hip) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: For the second day in a row, Conley and DJ Chark (hip) -- who both sat out last week's loss to the Browns -- had their reps capped in practice. The Jaguars will release their final Week 13 injury report Friday, at which time a better sense of Conley's availability for Sunday's game in Minnesota should become known. If active for that contest, Conley would be working with his third different quarterback of the season, as Mike Glennon is slated to draw a second straight start even though Gardner Minshew (thumb) is healthy again.

Dec 3, 2020 12:50 PM EST

Limited to start week

Conley (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: Conley was unavailable against the Browns in Week 12 despite upgrading to limited practice prior to the game, so his status for Sunday's upcoming game in Minnesota remains murky. On an positive note for Jacksonville's receiving corps, DJ Chark (ribs) returned to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Dec 2, 2020 2:07 PM EST

Unavailable Week 12

Conley (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: The veteran wideout was unable to practice this week due to the hip injury and won't be suiting up Sunday versus Cleveland. DJ Chark (ribs) will also be sidelined, likely leaving Laviska Shenault (hamstring) and Keelan Cole to operate as Jacksonville's top wideouts.

Nov 27, 2020 10:23 AM EST

Practice status improves

Conley (hip) was limited during Thursday's practice session, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Analysis: The 28-year-old receiver sat out Wednesday's practice session entirely, meaning this recent report strengthens the odds Conley is able to fight through his hip issue during Week 12. Conley recorded just one reception on four targets last Sunday against the Steelers, though no injury issue was reported postgame. He appears to be trending towards an active designation with a Week 12 home game against the Browns approaching.

Nov 26, 2020 1:14 PM EST

Misses practice Wednesday

Conley (hip) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Conley may have picked up this injury in last week's loss to the Steelers, as he logged a 64 percent snap share, his lowest total since Week 7. DJ Chark (ribs) also didn't practice Wednesday, while Laviska Shenault (hamstring) returned to the field for the first time in two weeks. With uncertainty across the board, Conley could start this Sunday against the Browns if neither Chark nor Shenault are active.

Nov 25, 2020 2:37 PM EST

Catches one pass

Conley caught one of four targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Jake Luton compiled only 151 yards on 37 pass attempts while throwing four interceptions, and there was minimal production from the offense besides James Robinson. Conley has played 37-plus offensive snaps in each of the past three games with Laviska Shenault (hamstring) banged up, and he has 12 catches for 108 yards during that stretch. The veteran can be reliable upon as a fantasy option, even with the increased playing time.

Nov 23, 2020 12:32 PM EST

Team's No. 1 target in road loss

Conley secured four of his eight targets for 43 receiving yards during Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Conley tied DJ Chark with a team-high seven receptions last Sunday in a loss to Houston, though Chark yielded a touchdown and 146 yards to the former Chief's 52 yards with no TD. This Sunday against the Packers, Conley stood as the stand-alone leader with eight targets, though both Keelan Cole (47 yards, one TD) and Chark (56 yards) outpaced him in receiving production. Conley has attracted eight targets in each of Jake Luton's first two career starts after only once reaching that number Weeks 1 through 7. If Laviska Shenault (hamstring) returns from injury ahead of next Sunday's matchup against Pittsburgh, Conley could experience a reduction to his workload.

Nov 15, 2020 4:31 PM EST

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