Texans news: No mini camp for Houston; Duke Ejiofor released

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Houston Texans linebacker Duke Ejiofor Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

There will be no mandatory mini camp for the Houston Texans this summer, as first-year head coach David Culley announced those practices for the Texans have been canceled because of how well the turnout and learning was for the team in voluntary practices this month.

In an article by Matt Young of Chron.com, Culley was quoted by saying the following about meeting with veterans and had the agreement of no mini camps:

“Our attendance has been great for us here,” Culley said. “We’ve accomplished what we wanted to accomplish.”

It is easy to see why some fans have no issues with the Texans not having mandatory mini camp practices, and it is understandable to see why fans are upset and want to know the team is getting all the reps and practice they can before training camp in late July.

Though it is ideal for teams to get all the practice time they can get in … this is their job, after all … for this season an unlimited amount of practices wouldn’t be enough for this team to get into the playoffs or even have a winning record.

As fans had opinions on Twitter and social media, one comment that made sense was maybe the Texans just want to rest players and not take any extra chances on injuries. Then again, there were others who wanted the Houston Texans to get as many reps in as possible because there are many new members on the team, and being 100-percent sure on everything would be the best option as they will have many battles in the AFC South in ’21.

For this season, maybe the extra work would be better for the Houston Texans because this team was so bad in the standings last season, and who knows exactly what the quarterback situation will be, though it seems like Tyrod Taylor is the QB1 at the moment. Don’t believe me? Look at his tweet below:

This is an unwinnable decision made by the Houston Texans in skipping mini camp, because both sides of the debate have their positives, but my final thought is if the reigning Super Bowl champions can practice in mid-June mini camps, so can a 4-12 Texans team that didn’t have a draft pick until the third round.

Houston Texans news: Duke Ejiofor released for failed physical

The Houston Texans have a lot of bodies at linebacker this summer, but one player recently cut was outside linebacker Duke Ejiofor after failing a physical.

Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790 AM reported that Ejiofor was released and wrote the following about the past injury history of the OLB:

“Ejiofor missed last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.”

If Ejiofor still isn’t fully recovered, and the Texans do have depth at the position, this isn’t a surprising roster decision.

Houston Texans fans, get rested, because the rest of the offseason might be more interesting than what we’ve seen already.