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"I love it": Marcus Gilchrist glad to be a Texan

Marcus Gilchrist is entering his seventh NFL season.

But the veteran safety completed just his second day as a Houston Texan.

On Wednesday at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, Gilchrist practiced with his new team. After starting the first 13 games of 2016 for the New York Jets, Gilchrist injured a knee and missed the end of the year. But he's back now, and excited to be in camp.

"I love it," Gilchrist said. "Wherever I'm at I like the opportunity, but especially here. Every time you turn on the film and you see this defense, it's always flying around, they're always getting to the quarterback, they're always causing turnovers. It's one of those things where I'm excited to be here."

After playing his college ball at Clemson, Gilchrist was drafted in the second round by the Chargers in 2011. He signed with the Jets in 2015 and started 16 games for them that year. A knee injury in a Week 14 win over San Francisco ended his season and his tenure as a Jet.

"I think I'm doing pretty good," Gilchrist. "Like I said, I'm taking it slow. Obviously a patella (injury) in December is one of those things that's not the easiest thing to come back from, but I think I've been ahead of the curve, and the training staff here has done a good job with me the first two days so far."

Gilchrist is now one of five Clemson Tigers on the Texans roster. He's the oldest of that quintet, but proud to be among them.

"It was one of the first things I thought about because I just remember seeing the draft and seeing them take Deshaun (Watson) and take Carlos (Watkins), and I'm just like, 'Man, that's a bunch of Clemson guys over there,'" Gilchrist said.

He and the Texans will practice at The Greenbrier in West Virginia again on Thursday morning.

Check out some of the best shots from Day 7 of training camp at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.

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