March 17, 2018

Texans Mini Camp: Day One

Another set of of practices for the Houston Texans in their three day mandatory schedule that began today. The arrival of two key veterans is where all of the attention was focused to, and today marked the first day that the entire 90 man roster was together as a team.

Today was a sultry day for the Texans and early in the day we focused on some things to watch for at mini camp, and it was a good starting point heading into mini-camp.


Day One

– Head Coach Gary Kubiak sat the majority of his veterans with the exception of Ryan Harris, Tyler Clutts and Tim Dobbins. This was a practice that was centered around the young players of the Texans and gave them the opportunity to get some solid work for the next three days.

– The Texans had three players on a workout basis in long snapper Brandon Harston, Tight ends Taylor Cook and Nathan Overbay.

Tim Dobbins in his first media appearance today.

Tim Dobbins in his first media appearance today.

– One of the absent veterans in Tim Dobbins looked in great shape and practiced the entire practice with the team. He worked next to Darryl Sharpton in the middle of the defense and looked like he has not missed a step. The veteran moved well and covered in space and took control of the defense when needed. Dobbins almost looked like he knew there was some watchers on him during practice. There has been plenty of speculation on Dobbins and his absence from “voluntary” OTAs, but he has shown up for “mandatory” mini camp which all that matters in the end.

– Ed Reed showed up after practice was over to address the media about his absence from the team and his progress on rehab. He gave some vague answers about his potential return to the team, but remains confident that he will still make an impact for the team.

Danieal Manning and Earl Mitchell hung around practice to watch practice of the younger players. Manning was helping the secondary with calls and walking around giving pointers to the younger safeties. The Texans veterans have been teaching the younger players since OTAs and that has been one of the more impressive things we have seen out on the field. There is very little selfishness with the Texans right now.

– It was a slow day, but that is a good thing for Texans fans. The pace will be like this for the next two days and it will be silent soon at Reliant until training camp opens.



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