Veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola is out for at least a month and perhaps the remainder of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
With Amendola sidelined after catching 17 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown, the Texans have a void at the slot receiver position they hope to fill with Chris Moore and Davion Davis.
Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly expressed confidence in their ability to fill in for Amendola in the the slot.
Moore has caught 14 passes for 149 yards and one touchdown on 15 targets, earning a spot on the active roster after catching five passes for 109 yards and one score against the New England Patriots.
Davis is a former Sam Houston State All-American selection the Texans signed off the Cleveland Browns' practice squad. Davis (5-foot-11, 195 pounds) caught 52 passes for 569 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. He had 76 catches for 1,206 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior and was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
"Davion has been putting in good work on the field," Kelly said. "He's got really strong hands, has the ability to separate. Obviously, we've seen what Chris Moore can do when given the opportunity to go out and play an extended role. We feel good about those two going out there and being able to make plays for us."