For a variety of reasons, the Texans are looking forward to their trip to Green Bay.
A Saturday practice in Houston remains, and on Sunday the squad will fly north. Monday and Tuesday they’ll practice with the Packers, and then open the preseason against them on Thursday evening.
Deshaun Watson looks forward to seeing future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers up close.
“A guy that I've definitely been looking up to, and excited to be able to get up there to Green Bay and watch him work and watch and see how he practices, see how he goes about his business each and every day,” the Texans quarterback said. “So, I'm a huge fan.”
For receiver DeAndre Hopkins, the cooler weather will be a welcome change. The predicted high temperatures are in the mid-80’s.
“It's good for us to get away,” Hopkins said. “Get out of this humid heat out here in Houston. Always good to go up against other talent. Things kind of rise up a little bit.”
A few Texans--defensive end J.J. Watt, receiver Jester Weah and offensive lineman Max Scharping--grew up in Wisconsin, and will likely get a chance to see some friends and family.
“It’s going to be very cool,” Watt said. “It’ll be an exciting time. Obviously having gone up there as a kid and now being able to go back as a player.”
The Texans practice Saturday morning at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
Check out the best shots from Day 7 of training camp in Houston.