The Texans will open their 2017 regular season at home as planned, head coach Bill O'Brien announced Monday.
"Sunday's game, I can confirm to you, will be played here in Houston against the Jacksonville Jaguars," O'Brien said. "(Houston Texans President) Jamey Rootes spoke with Mayor Turner and Judge Ed Emmett - obviously Bob McNair involved with that - and everyone agrees that our game will not take resources away from other parts of the city and that this game will be an opportunity to continue to bring us all together as Houstonians and as Texans."
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two games at NRG Stadium were relocated last week. The Texans-Cowboys preseason game was moved to Arlington before being cancelled while Saturday's 2017 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff game between LSU and BYU was relocated to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
NRG Stadium did not sustain any significant damage from the flooding. In fact, NRG Center is currently being used as a temporary shelter for displaced Harvey evacuees who were visited by O'Brien and players last week.
On Monday, the team resumed its normal activities as the Texans practiced inside the Houston Methodist Training Center for their Week 1 matchup. Kickoff against the Jaguars is set for 12 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
Check out some of the best shots from practice as the Texans prepare for Week 1 against the Jaguars.