The Texans reported to Reliant Stadium on Sunday for physicals and team meetings on the eve of 2011 training camp.
“It’s football time,” wide receiver
The Texans’ first practice of camp is on Monday morning at 8 a.m. The first practice open to fans will be on Saturday, Aug. 6.
“We’re ready to get back to it,” right tackle
Leach to the Ravens
Free agent fullback
“My time in Houston was great, thank my teammates, my fans,” Leach said on Twitter.
Before that announcement, Winston chimed in about Leach’s role in the offense last season.
“He was a guy that brought it every game,” Winston said. “He was definitely a meaningful part of our offense last year. We’re all hoping that he comes back, but we also know the situation we’re always in, too. You can’t always have everything you want. Obviously, with our situation, you’ve got to make certain priorities a priority… If he’s not there this year, then someone else is going to have to step up and be that guy.”
“I'm good,” Ryans said. “We'll get back on the field tomorrow and I'll see what I can do… I haven’t tackled anybody all summer, so that’ll be something new that I add in there. Other than that, as far as running, shuffling and changing direction, everything’s been going good throughout the summer.”
“It feels good,” he said. “My first time running, it felt kind of weird. It felt like one leg was heavier than the other because I was so used to running with a brace on, but I feel great now. Training down at 'The U,' (University of Miami strength and conditioning coach Andreu) Swasey got me back feeling to my old self, so I feel good. I’m ready to go.”
“Of course I’m returning punts. Why wouldn’t I do that? That’s what I love doing the most. Whatever they need me to do, if I have to go block a field goal or punt that thing, I’m going to go do it.”
- WR Jacoby Jones, on if he’ll still return punts this season