|Ht / Wt:||5'8" / 213 lb.|
|Born:||October 6, 1997|
|Drafted:||2020 / UDFA|
Phillips played 16 snaps on special teams in Houston's season-ending loss to the Titans on Sunday.
Analysis: Phillips had been used as a fill-in kickoff returner Week 15 but was replaced in subsequent weeks by Dontrell Hilliard. Phillips, who signed as an undrafted free agent prior to the season, was on the practice squad the first nine games before injuries led to a promotion to the active roster for the final seven games. He's under contract through 2022 and could compete for a depth spot in what is expected to be a revamped backfield in 2021.
Phillips had two carries for nine yards, caught his lone target for seven yards and returned five kickoffs 96 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Indianapolis.
Analysis: Phillips took on a larger role Week 15 as both Duke Johnson (neck) and C.J. Prosise (ankle) were inactive. The injuries elevated Phillips to third on the running back depth chart behind David Johnson and Buddy Howell. He also became the primary kick returner, a job that most recently was held by Prosise. This was fourth straight game he's been promoted from the practice squad to active roster, and the touches were his first of the season.
Phillips played four offensive snaps and did not get a touch in Thursday's 41-25 win over the Lions.
Analysis: Phillips was added to the active roster, giving the Texans another skill player with wide receivers Randall Cobb (toe, IR) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) unavailable. He was primarily used on special teams. With running back David Johnson (concussion) eligible to return Week 13 against Indianapolis, Phillips' spot on the roster hinges on the status of Johnson and the wideouts.
Phillips was signed to Houston's active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Phillips was elevated as an extra player from the practice squad for Sunday's win over the Patriots, and he exclusively played special teams. The 23-year-old should play a similar role now that he's receiving a longer look on the active roster.
Phillips was promoted to Houston's active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: The 23-year-old played 12 snaps on special teams in the season opener and has the chance to see the field again Sunday. Even with David Johnson (concussion) on injured reserve, Phillips is unlikely to be a factor offensively for the Texans.
The Texans promoted Phillips from their practice squad Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: The undrafted rookie out of Mississippi was among Houston's final roster cuts over the weekend, but it didn't take long for him to earn a callup from the practice squad. For the time being, he'll slot in as the fourth man on the depth chart at running back behind David Johnson, Duke Johnson and Buddy Howell. None of the three are listed on Houston's injury report ahead of Thursday's season opener at Kansas City, so Phillips could find himself among the Texans' seven inactive players for the contest.
Phillips was signed to the Texans' practice squad, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Phillips is one of two running backs added to the practice squad -- former Seahawk C.J. Prosise is the other. Phillips was an undrafted free agent in 2020 out of the University of Mississippi.
The Texans waived Phillips on Saturday.
Analysis: The undrafted free agent out of Mississippi regressed in his final collegiate season, registering 4.3 yards per carry and five touchdowns after posting respective marks of 6.1 and 12 in 2018. He's flashed potential before, so if he clears waivers, he could be a practice-squad candidate.
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