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O'Brien, Texans keep eye on Hurricane Harvey

As Texans players walked off the fields following Friday's practice in Metairie, Lousiana, Houston prepared for Hurricane Harvey to make landfall.

The Texans, currently in New Orleans for joint practice with the Saints prior to Saturday's preseason game, keep a watchful eye on the weather back home.

"I pray for all of us back in Houston and hope everybody stays safe," head coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday. "Hopefully it starts to blow the other way. It's a tough deal when you have hurricane season during this time of the year and, like I said, I hope everybody stays safe."

O'Brien said the team would continue to monitor the situation for families back home.

"Let's see what happens, but certainly if something does happen to that effect, we'll have to address it with our players and make sure that – family comes first," O'Brien said. "It's never football over family. It's football over a lot of things, but not family."

Both Houston and New Orleans have had their share of damaging hurricanes and flooding. During the 2015 preseason game between the two teams, New Orleans commemorated the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when Louisiana families evacuated to Houston's Astrodome for shelter.

Check out some shots from the Texans-Saints joint practice in New Orleans.

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