Brock Osweiler and his receivers have been getting acquainted with each other.
"He's learning us, and we're learning him," receiver Jaelen Strong said of the quarterback. "Eventually we're going to be cooking."
The Texans offense is looking to upgrade from 2015, when it was tied for 21st in the NFL in points per game. Step number one in that improvement process began when Osweiler signed his name on the dotted line with Houston on March 10.
The next steps involved Osweiler getting together with some of his new teammates. He gathered a crew
that included Strong, Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins, Cecil Shorts, III and Keith Mumphery amongst others, together in Tempe, Arizona. There at Arizona State, they ran routes and worked on learning each other's tendencies.
That's progressed through offseason conditioning work that began in mid-April, and should only get better once the team starts OTAs on Monday at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
"It's been great," Osweiler said. "Getting to know them as wide receivers and running backs, tight ends, but also getting to know them as people and doing things off the field. One thing I can tell you about this group of skilled guys is there's a lot of talent here."
After the 2016 NFL Draft, Osweiler and the Texans offense added more pass-catchers in 1st rounder Will Fuller V and 3rd rounder Braxton Miller, as well as running back Tyler Ervin in the fourth round.
"It's a lot of fun to work with these guys and everyone's really working extremely hard and working to get better," Osweiler said.
OTAs will last from Monday through mid-June.
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