The Texans promoted former Ole Miss running back Scottie Phillips to the team’s active roster from the practice squad Thursday, just in time for Houston’s road game tonight against the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium. This was first reported by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
Promoted today from practice squad, Texans rookie running back Scottie Phillips is active for his first NFL game Thursday night against Super Bowl champs. Phillips had a strong training camp, drawing praise from Bill O'Brien
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 10, 2020
This will be the Rebel standout’s first NFL game.
Although Scottie was undrafted out of Ole Miss in April, he later agreed to three-year, $2.28 million contract with the Texans. He was waived coming out of training camp but later re-signed to the team’s practice squad after drawing praise from head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien.
The Texans’ head coach is reportedly pleased with Scottie’s ability to protect the football.
“What really stood out to me about Scottie right away was that he doesn’t fumble very much.“
Houston head coach Bill O’Brien on Scottie Phillips
During his time at Ole Miss, Scottie rushed for 1,470 yards on 278 carries (5.3 yards per carry) to go along with 18 receptions for 182 yards receiving and 20 total touchdowns over the course of two season and 20 games.
We will keep you posted on how Scottie does as a Texan.