WR John Metchie back with Texans amid recovery from leukemia

John Metchie is back on the field with the Houston Texans as he continues to recover from leukemia.A second-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the former Alabama wide receiver hasn’t had a chance since his selection to spend much time in organized football activities. When he reported to the team after the draft, he still was recovering from a torn left ACL sustained in the 2021 Southeastern Conference championship game.”He’s making progress,” general manager Nick Caserio told reporters Saturday after the final rounds of the draft. “So he was a full participant last week when we got on the field for sort of phase 2, which is what we did.”The next phase is organized team activities, which will give Metchie a chance to work on his “football movements” in non-contact drills, Caserio said.”His will to work, his effort, his mental and physical toughness, and the work with the sports performance staff has been incredible,” Caserio said. “There’s a lot of people that deserve a lot of credit that have helped him get to this point. Start with John. I would say it’s kind of inspiring to see somebody do that.”Understandably, Metchie still has work to do before he is game-ready.