Brock Osweiler will start Sunday's preseason's opener against the San Francisco 49ers and could play a good portion of the first half before exiting the game. According to head coach Bill O'Brien, the exact snap count will be determined by how well the offense moves the ball.
"We have a pretty good idea of what we'll do there," O'Brien said Monday. "Obviously, Brock will get a decent amount of snaps in the first half. Whether it's by quarter, or by the amount of snaps or maybe the series, we'll have to kind of see how the game's going, try to get him into a rhythm, which will be good. Then, if you feel good about the amount of time he's played, you take him out and then you go from there with Tom (Savage) and Brandon (Weeden)."
The Texans will hold a joint practice with the 49ers in Santa Clara on Friday, just two days before their first preason game. After five months of OTAs, minicamps, meetings, and grueling training camp practices, Osweiler is excited to finally see action in a game as the Texans starting quarterback.
"I can't wait," Osweiler said. "It's hard because you don't want to look too far ahead. We have another practice tomorrow and then we go into an off day and then another practice before we fly out to San Francisco. Obviously, I know the game is approaching, I'm very excited to get out there and go finally play a football game and really see where we're at."
Training camp is currently underway at the Houston Methodist Center. The Texans will travel to San Francisco for their first preseason game on Sunday, Aug. 14 with kickoff set for 6 p.m. CT.
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