Texans Receiver Tank Dell Returns To Practice After Getting Shot

Less than a month after being shot at a nightclub in Sanford, Florida, wide receiver, Tank Dell, was back with the Houston Texans practicing.

On April 28, Dell was among 10 injured people from an altercation that stemmed from a teenage gunmen opening fire at a Cabana Live pool party.

The suspect was a 16-year-old that is believed to have started shooting into a crowd after a verbal altercation took place. According to authorities, he was arrested on the scene with charges including attempted homicide, and will be tried as an adult.

Luckily Dell's gunshot wound was not too serious, and he was released from the hospital shortly after the incident took place. Now the 24-year-old, second-year receiver was seen at practice just three weeks after, just in time for voluntary OTA training sessions.
That is to also point out, last season Dell had a serious injury, in which he fractured his fibula in a game against the Denver Broncos (12/3/23). Rookie teammates, Dell and quarterback CJ Stroud had a special connection during their first year in the league together. In 11 games played, Dell caught 47 passes for 709 yards and seven touchdowns. To note, even after missing six games, the QB/WR duo had the eighth-most passing yards for a first-year quarterback and receiver.
"Happy for Tank to get back out there. He went through a very tragic situation," Texans coach DeMeco Ryans said. "We're just happy that he's here, happy that he's back out being able to do what he loves doing and that's playing football. It's fun to see him running around. Being that same player he's been before, making plays and being a dynamic player for us. Everyone is excited to see Tank."
Dell is back on the field running routes next to his counterpart Nico Collins, who also had a breakout year racking up 1,297 yards last season. Not to mention, the Texans also acquired new superstar wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Buffalo Bills this offseason, which will undoubtedly improve the Texans passing offense, who already ranked seventh (4,173 passing yards) during 2023.
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