Texans traveling to West Virginia for training camp

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The Houston Texans will hold a portion of their training camp in 2017 at The Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

This is very interesting.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans will be spending a portion of next season’s training camp in the state of West Virginia.

The Saints’ contract with Greenbrier has run out after spending the past three years there.

With New Orleans currently undecided on where they’ll hold their training camp, the Texans clearly jumped at the chance to escape the brutal Houston summer heat and humidity.

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While I understand wanting to have training camp in a place that’s more comfortable, I’m not sure having it so far from the Texans’ fan base in Houston is a smart move.  But than again, I guess it’s worked for the Saints in the past.

On the bright side, it’s only for two weeks.  The Texans will then return to their Houston training location to resume training camp.  This means they’ll be back home in time for their first preseason game.

Update: Texans owner Bob Mcnair has commented on moving a portion of their training camp to West Virginia.

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