Crisp mountain air, bright blue skies and a drumline greeted the Houston Texans on Tuesday afternoon as they arrived for the start of training camp at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia.
The bulk of the organization, from the team, coaches, support staff and more, traveled to the historic spot in White Sulphur Springs, and general manager Rick Smith was impressed with the reception.
"They have rolled out the red carpet," Smith said. "It certainly is a beautiful environment to be in, and we're thrilled to be here."
It's the first time in franchise history the Texans haven't held training camp at the Houston Methodist Training Center. But Smith said the Texans' goal remains the same, despite the different setting.
"We're here for a reason: this is a business trip," Smith said. "The goal of training camp doesn't change because we've changed environments. The goal is still the same: to ready our football team and figure out who the best 53 men are that will help us chase a championship."
The first practice gets going at 9:30 a.m. CT on Wednesday morning.
Check out shots of Texans players arriving at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV for training camp.