From now through Labor Day, it'll be a dizzying week for the Texans.
Late Monday afternoon, Houston will hold a light practice at the Houston Methodist Training Center. It'll be the first bit of physical work since Saturday night's preseason game versus the Cowboys.
In addition to a Tuesday walkthrough, the players and coaches will attend the annual kickoff luncheon at the Hilton Americas downtown.
Wednesday is the typical day before a game, complete with position group meetings and team meetings.
On Thursday night, the Texans close out the preseason with a game against the Rams at NRG Stadium. For some, it'll be the final time to suit up in an NFL game, or any football game. The next day, the front office will start trimming the roster from 90 players to 53. On Saturday at 3 p.m. CT, all NFL rosters must be down to 53, and on Sunday teams can start claiming players off waivers. The Texans will announce the new roster, as well as the practice squad roster, late Sunday or on Monday.
A handful of the players cut by the Texans will find work elsewhere in the NFL, and it's very likely that this time a week from now, the Texans will have added a player or two or three to the roster who's on another NFL squad right now.
The regular season begins for Houston when they face the Saints in New Orleans two weeks from tonight on Monday Night Football.
Houston Texans travel to AT&T Stadium for the third preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys.