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Isaiah Coulter

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #19
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #19

Isaiah Coulter News

Let go by Chicago

The Bears waived Coulter on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Coulter spent just over a week in Chicago, and as Biggs notes, the team could want to take another look at him on the practice squad. A 2020 fifth-round pick of the Texans, Coulter only appeared in one game as a rookie.

Aug 31, 2021 12:08 PM EST


Expected to join Bears

Coulter is expected to sign with the Bears on Sunday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Coulter was cut by Houston on Aug. 16, but it didn't take long for him to find a new team. Coulter tried out with the Bears earlier in the week and apparently impressed enough for the team to sign him. As a rookie in 2020, Coulter appeared in only one game and played six offensive snaps with the Texans.

Aug 22, 2021 4:38 PM EST



Time in Houston at an end

The Texans cut Coulter on Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Coulter, a 2020 fifth-round pick, only logged on appearance as a rookie, and it appears that the Texans have already given up on his development. In his sole career appearance, Coulter played just six offensive snaps. A club elsewhere in the league may be willing to give the former University of Rhode Island standout an opportunity.

Aug 16, 2021 12:35 PM EST


Active but DNP

Coulter did not play in Houston's season-ending loss to the Titans on Sunday.

Analysis: The Texans expended decent draft capital on Coulter, selecting him in the fifth round in the 2020 draft, but he barely touched the field, getting just six snaps and no targets in a Week 14 loss to the Bears. It wasn't a good sign that he was edged out for playing time by practice squad players when the Texans were desperate for bodies at wideout over the final weeks of the season. The Texans are interested in re-signing Will Fuller (suspension), who becomes unrestricted during the offseason, and have veterans Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and Keke Coutee on existing contracts, so there may not be a spot for Coulter in 2021. The one caveat being the organization will have a new general manager and head coach, who presumably will want to shape the roster as they see fit.

Jan 5, 2021 6:00 AM EST


Healthy scratch against Bengals

Coulter (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: The fifth-round rookie from Rhode Island made his NFL debut Week 14 against the Bears, but he went without a target on a limited workload of six offensive snaps. Coulter was active last Sunday against the Colts, but he did not reach the field. Steven Mitchell and Chad Hansen will provide depth at wide receiver during Week 16, as Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee head up the position in a matchup against Cincinnati's 20th-ranked pass defense.

Dec 27, 2020 9:05 AM EST



Makes season debut

Coulter made his NFL debut, playing six snaps without a target in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Coulter was added to the active roster with Brandin Cooks (foot) inactive Sunday. The 2020 fifth-round draft pick out of the University of Rhode Island has been on the 53-man roster since early November but was inactive the previous five weeks.

Dec 14, 2020 4:54 AM EST


In lineup for Week 14

Coulter is active for Sunday's matchup against the Bears, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: No. 1 wideout Brandin Cooks (neck/foot) has been deemed inactive for Week 14, opening the door for Houston's depth receivers to become more involved. Coulter, Keke Coutee, Chad Hansen and Steven Mitchell are all liable to see an uptick in usage, with Will Fuller (suspension) and Randall Cobb (toe) also unavailable Week 14. The fifth-round rookie from Rhode Island hasn't yet made his NFL debut, with a neck injury keeping him sidelined for the first half of the season.

Dec 13, 2020 9:26 AM EST


Inactive for Week 13

Coulter (coach's decision) won't suit up in Sunday's game against the Colts, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Will Fuller receiving a six-game suspension this week and Randall Cobb (toe) on injured reserve, Coulter was expected to step up. It's unclear why Coulter was deemed to be a healthy scratch for the contest, but he may be moving down the depth chart at the receiver position. Coulter will need to wait another week to make his NFL debut, but with the Rhode Island product sidelined, Steven Mitchell is expected to be the third option at receiver behind Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee.

Dec 6, 2020 8:42 AM EST


Should see more work

Coulter is expected to see more reps moving forward following news that Will Fuller has been suspended for the rest of the season, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Last week, the Texans placed Randall Cobb (foot) on IR and cut Kenny Stills (quadriceps). The extended absence of Fuller should open to door for Coulter to finally get some tread in the Texans' offense, as he has vaulted to the No. 3 wide receiver spot on the depth chart behind Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee. The rookie fifth-round pick was quite productive in his final season at Rhode Island, producing a 72-1,039-8 line over 12 games, but he hasn't had a chance to showcase his skills with the Texans. Coulter should make his NFL debut this Sunday against the Colts.

Nov 30, 2020 2:55 PM EST


Inactive Thursday

Coulter is inactive for Thursday's game against the Lions, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Despite Kenny Stills (quad) being out and Randall Cobb (toe) having landed on IR, Coulter will sit this one out. As a result, Steven Mitchell will provide the Texans with wide receiver depth Thursday behind Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee.

Nov 26, 2020 8:08 AM EST


Moves up depth chart

Coulter moves up the depth chart for Thursday's game against the Lions, as both Randall Cobb (toe) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) have been ruled out.

Analysis: Coulter, a 2020 fifth-round pick out of Rhode Island, is the fourth receiver on the depth chart as the Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving Day in Detroit. He could see his first NFL action. Coulter opened the season on injured reserve and was activated ahead of Week 9, but he's been inactive for the three games since joining the active roster. Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks and Keke Coutee will top the wideout depth chart Thursday, leaving Coulter as the primary fill-in.

Nov 26, 2020 4:08 AM EST


Won't suit up Sunday

Coulter (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Sarah Bishop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coulter came off IR before the Week 8 bye, but the rookie fifth-round pick's NFL debut will remain on hold. The Texans are rolling out six healthy wide receivers instead. Coulter will eye a Week 10 matchup against the Browns as his next chance to finally take the field.

Nov 8, 2020 8:57 AM EST


Comes off IR

Coulter (neck) was activated off IR on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coulter will have an extra week to get up to speed, as Houston's on bye in Week 8 before a Week 9 trip to Jacksonville. The rookie fifth-round pick out of Rhode Island will likely make his NFL debut against the Jaguars, though he's likely to start primarily in a special teams role.

Oct 28, 2020 11:13 AM EST


Practice window officially opens

The Texans have designated Coulter (neck) for a return from IR, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Texans now have a 21-day window to evaluate Coulter in practice and decide whether to officially bump him to the active roster, or allow him to revert to IR for the rest of the season. The rookie fifth-round pick has been dealing with a neck strain since late August.

Oct 7, 2020 9:22 AM EST


Not coming off IR yet

Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Coulter (neck) to come off injured reserve this week, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Coulter continues to nurse a neck strain he's been dealing with since late August. The rookie fifth-round pick's next opportunity to come off IR will come ahead of Week 5's game against the Jaguars.

Sep 30, 2020 9:58 AM EST


Starting career on IR

The Texans will place Coulter (neck) on injured reserve to start the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick dealt with a neck injury through much of training camp. He'll need to spend a minimum of three weeks on IR before being eligible to return to the active roster.

Sep 6, 2020 2:18 PM EST


Held out of scrimmage

Coulter (neck) did not participate during Wednesday's scrimmage, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coulter has been dealing with a neck injury of undisclosed severity since late August. With the Sept. 13 opener against the Chiefs only eight days away, the rookie fifth-round pick won't have the luxury of much more time to get fully healthy. Of course, the Texans likely aren't counting on Coulter to make much of an impact Year 1.

Sep 2, 2020 4:30 PM EST


Standing out at camp

Coulter (neck) has displayed standout speed and fluidity at training camp, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The rookie fifth-round pick has been managing a strained neck throughout training camp, and the Texans appear to have taken a cautious approach to his recovery, but Coulter has flashed when on the field. The Rhode Island product will likely require patience to polish his route running abilities, but he'll have the benefit of time to develop behind Will Fuller, Brandin Cooks, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills.

Aug 27, 2020 7:13 PM EST


Misses Monday's practice

Coulter was sidelined during Monday's practice due to a strained neck, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: According to Wilson, the injury happened earlier in camp and that Coulter has been dealing with it for a few days now. This isn't positive news for the 2020 fifth-round pick, especially with no preseason reps to manage leading into the season. Coulter played both inside and outside for Rhode Island in his career, racking up 1,039 receiving yards on 72 catches and eight touchdowns over 12 games last season in college. Once healthy, he'll continue to battle for one of the final roster spots at receiver.

Aug 24, 2020 4:19 PM EST


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