In the approximately six weeks between the conclusion of OTAs and the beginning of training camp on July 25, Texans players, coaches and staff have time to themselves to vacation, rest and spend time with their respective families. Many members of the team also are spending their free time out in the community.
Earlier this week, general manager Rick Smith came to Reliant Stadium on a day off to speak with a gathering of Coca-Cola employees in the Verizon West Club about his philosophies on building a winning organization. He was scheduled to be at the stadium for a half-hour, but stayed longer to answer questions from the audience.
Today, linebacker DeMeco Ryans and wide receiver Andre Johnson, through their individual foundations, jointly hosted a youth football camp for more than 250 underprivileged children at Butler Stadium a few miles to the southwest of Reliant Stadium. The camp went from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and drew support from Texans cornerbacks Dunta Robinson and Fred Bennett, linebacker Morlon Greenwood, wide receiver David Anderson and quarterback Shane Boyd. Texans linebackers coach Johnny Holland and defensive assistant Perry Carter also were in attendance to watch their sons participate in the fun-filled event.
We'll have full coverage on the camp on HoustonTexans.com in the coming days.