-The team wore ‘shells’ on Sunday for the first time during training camp. ‘Shells’ is short for ‘shoulder pads’ and ‘helmets’. Because the team was in shells, practice was a bit more physical than it had been the first two days of camp.
-At one point during the outside portion of the morning work, while the offense and defense were broken off into position groups, the specialists went through an interesting drill. Punters
-For a few moments during the outside portion of the morning practice, general manager Rick Smith and 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware chatted on the sidelines. Ware will continue his color-commentator duties for Texans Radio this autumn, alongside play-by-play voice Marc Vandermeer.
-For the third straight morning, the quartet of running back
-The ‘Texans Elvis’ attended practice Sunday morning. He didn’t wear the full jumpsuit. And he didn’t wear blue suede shoes, either.
-Former Houston Oilers safety Bubba McDowell watched the afternoon practice. McDowell is currently the safeties coach at Prairie View A&M University, and he’s also a Texans Ambassador.
-Portions of ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ will be live from Texans training camp on Monday. Stan Verrett, Darren Woodson and Josina Anderson will serve as the talent on location, and there was a crew setting up the desk on Sunday afternoon.
-Formerly the Methodist Training Center, the word ‘Houston’ has been added to the title of the facility across the street from Reliant Stadium. With three natural grass outdoor practice fields and one with artificial turf inside, it’s now called the Houston Methodist Training Center.
-For fans coming to any of the open practices, the 2013 NFL stadium bag policy will be in effect. For more information on that, click here.