The Texans' practices against the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday and Thursday will provide an opportunity for players from both teams to break up the monotony of facing their teammates for weeks on end, and Saints coaches and players are **looking forward to it**, per the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
"Seeing a new opponent, a new face, it's always good to block a new face," Saints left tackle Jammal Brown said in the report. "That's always good. We look forward to going over there, putting our skills on the table and just getting better."
The article also details the schedule for practices as arranged by Texans coach Gary Kubiak and Saints coach Sean Payton. Per the report, the two joint morning practices, which are open to the public, will be played in shoulder pads and helmets. The Texans and Saints will practice separately on Thursday afternoon.
Free tickets are available for the joint morning practices; **click here for more information** and to print your tickets. The open practices run from 8:30-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.