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"Excited" is word of choice for Texans offseason


The Texans, from the tippy top of the organization on down, used that word on Monday when they described the offseason moves the team made in free agency and the 2016 NFL Draft.

Team founder/chairman/CEO Bob McNair said it.

Veteran defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said it.

So too, did quarterback Brock Osweiler.

"We've gotten faster as a team," Bob McNair said before the start of the annual Houston Texans Charity Golf Classic. "We've got more depth. It's great having a young quarterback like Brock. He's going to make a big difference. Lamar Miller's a tremendous running back. We've added quite a bit. It's a time to be excited."

Osweiler echoed those sentiments, and was a big backer of what the Texans did in the draft last week.

"I think we had a very exciting draft as a whole," Osweiler said. "But that's something I'm not really going to overly concern myself with. I'm very excited to have the rookies in the building."

For defensive end J.J. Watt, though, the excitement will be delayed until late July and August.

"I get excited when I see the guys in action in training camp," Watt said. "You can't tell a whole lot in shorts. You can't tell a lot from college film. You go off what guys do once they're here."

Wilfork, who's entering season number 13 in 2016, liked what the Texans did personnel-wise over the last few months.

"Very exciting this offseason, with the draft picks and the free agents that we've brought in," Wilfork said. "We have something to be excited about. We've just been working hard. We're looking forward to it."

The Texans are continue to work together at NRG Stadium and the Houston Methodist Training Center.

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