Texans Morning Huddle: New Practice Partner Found


Happy Sunday Texans fans, I hope this weekend has treated everyone well. These days are good for hanging out with family, enjoying some sunshine and of course, talking football. Let’s go ahead and get the football discussion started right now and see what is going on with the Houston Texans!

Houston Texans planning joint practices with Washington Redskins – By Tania Ganguli of ESPN

"The Houston Texans are planning joint practices with the Washington Redskins in Virginia.This will mark the second year Texans’ coach Bill O’Brien will conduct joint practices during training camp. Last season the Texans traveled to Denver for practices before their preseason matchup and they hosted the Atlanta Falcons before playing them in the preseason."

Tribe Football’s Jasper Coleman Signs with Houston Texans – By TribeAthletics.com

"Former William & Mary standout defensive tackle Jasper Coleman has signed a free agent contract with the Houston Texans.Coleman is one of three former Tribe players to sign with a NFL team this spring, as standout wide receiver Tre McBride was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the NFL Draft while All-American defensive end Mike Reilly signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Browns.Coleman is one of nine former Tribe standouts who are currently on NFL rosters – R.J. Archer (Seattle Seahawks), Jerome Couplin III (Philadelphia Eagles), Jonathan Grimes (Houston Texans), Mike Leach (Arizona Cardinals), Sean Lissemore (San Diego Chargers), McBride (Tennessee Titans), Reilly (Cleveland Browns) and B.W. Webb (Pittsburgh Steelers)."

O’Brien on cameras at practice: ‘We won’t change anything we do’ – By John McClain of The Houston Chronicle

"O’Brien, who hasn’t watched the show [Hard Knocks] in previous years, plans to talk to other NFL coaches to prepare for the onset of multiple TV cameras covering every detail of training camp.“We’re going to go about our business the way we always do. We’re not changing for anything,” O’Brien said. “I think that when you look at ‘Hard Knocks,’ it’s an opportunity for people to see that this is a team, that this is not a team of individuals. … Hopefully the show is able to give examples and show us as a team, a disciplined, smart football team. That’s what we’re looking forward to as it relates to ‘Hard Knocks.’ ”The Saints have already adjusted to the Texans’ new national platform. New Orleans canceled a planned weeklong practice session with the Texans prior to a preseason game."

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