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Texans WR Jalen Camp Honors John Metchie III With Signature TD Dance

Texans rookie wide receiver John Metchie III is out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, but that doesn’t mean his impact isn’t being felt by his new team.

In Houston’s first preseason game, second-year wide receiver Jalen Camp scored a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter. To celebrate, he did the ‘crimson crane celebration, an homage to Metchie’s dance after scoring touchdowns in college.

Camp was sixth-round draft pick by the Jaguars in 2021, but he spent the majority of last season on the Texans practice squad. He appeared in three games for Houston but didn’t catch a pass. On Saturday night, in his quest to make the Texans active roster, Camp recorded two catches for 53 yards and one touchdown.

Metchie, meanwhile, remains away from the team as he undergoes treatment for APL, but he expects to return relatively soon.

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“I am currently receiving great medical care, am in good spirits and I expect to make a recovery at a later point in time,” Metchie said in a statement last month. 

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