Houston Texans morning huddle: First day of camp


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Good morning Houston Texans fans, we have great news for you. Today is August 1st, which means the first day of the Texans training camp is in the books. Football is finally back! Here is the news you need to know;

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins ends holdout after one day – by Nate Davis, USA TODAY Sports

"DeAndre Hopkins’ holdout lasted all of one day.The Houston Texans’ Pro Bowl receiver is returning to the team Sunday, one day after he failed to report to training camp with the rest of his teammates. The team reinstated Hopkins from the reserve/did not report list, though he missed the first practice of camp."

26 observations from the start of #TexansCamp – by John Harris, Houston Texans

"1. The real winner today was Mother Nature. I’m just going to get this out of the way. It was hot and unrelenting, yet not unlike any other first day, I suppose. This was my tenth first day of training camp and Mother Nature has won every day with her 92 degrees and 1000000% humidity.2. Okay, now that the proverbial mention of heat is out of the way…one guy that continues to impress since the day I got in the building (spring of 2014) is Whitney Mercilus. During an early team session, I was trying to watch the routes develop in front of me and saw this blur to the quarterback. Whit had taken an inside move and was at the quarterbacks’ feet so quickly."

Retired fullback Vonta Leach returns as Texans ambassador – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

"One of the most rugged fullbacks to play in the NFL in the past decade, popular former Texans Pro Bowl lead blocker Vonta Leach returned to the AFC South team in an ambassador role Sunday."

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"Leach is retired from the NFL after 10 seasons."