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Texans-49ers to hold joint practices in camp

The Texans will hold training camp in West Virginia but plan to host joint practices in Houston, head coach Bill O’Brien announced Wednesday. 

“We won’t be there as long this year, we’re going to come back to Houston right after Kansas City and to begin to get ready for San Francisco,” O’Brien said. “We’re going to scrimmage San Francisco out here when they arrive in town but we are looking forward to going to The Greenbrier.”

The Texans will hold camp at The Greenbrier until their Aug. 9 preseason opener in Kansas City. Following the game, the team will reconvene camp at the Houston Methodist Training Center. Houston will host the 49ers ahead of their Week 2 preseason game at NRG Stadium. The two teams also scrimmaged against each other two years ago in Santa Clara, the last time they met in the preseason.

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Texans have held joint practices with another team under Bill O’Brien. Last year, the Texans practiced against the New England Patriots in West Virginia and against the Saints in New Orleans. In 2014, Houston hosted the Atlanta Falcons for joint practice. During filming of HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2015, the team traveled to Richmond, Virginia to scrimmage against Washington at camp. The Texans worked against both the Saints at home and the 49ers on the road in 2016.

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