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Texans Veteran Minicamp Day 2: Notes and Quotes

-The Texans second minicamp practice on Wednesday turned out to be their last one of the nine-week offseason program. Head coach Bill O'Brien announced that the three-day mandatory veteran minicamp would conclude on Thursday with meetings only.

-Deshaun Watson spoke to the media for the first time since the start of OTAs on May 22. Watson, now practicing for a second consecutive day without a knee brace, said he felt good.

"Able to do some things on the field with the team," Watson said. "Physically-wise for the nine-week goal that we put in from the beginning, I'm pretty much where I wanted to be. Kind of passed it inside in the weight room, mentally and also on the field. So, everything is going smoothly right now."

-Watson also said he felt "light years away" from where he was mentally last year as a rookie and laid out three steps for continuing to improve.

-O'Brien said he along with his staff, general manager Brian Gaine and the medical team will discuss Watson's reps in training camp and preseason games.

-Rookie Keke Coutee made a tremendous leaping catch during 7-on-7s.

-Joint practices are a Bill O'Brien tradition. He announced that the Texans will return home from The Greenbrier to scrimmage against the 49ers ahead of the Week 2 preseason game.

-Offensive lineman Zach Fulton says his transition to Houston has gone well. He is still searching for a pair of good cowboy boots with spurs though.

-O'Brien says he likes the continuity developed by the offensive line, despite all the changes.

"With basically three new guys there with Seantrel (Henderson), Senio (Kelemete) and Zach (Fulton), all three of those guys have played a lot of football in this league," O'Brien said. "They're pros. They understand how important communication is. There's been a lot of meeting time. Now, really the continuity has to come together when we put pads on and we really start to play real football, but I like the foundation that we've laid moving forward here."

-Left tackle Julién Davenport says he made strides in his technique from Year 1 to Year 2 and wants to "go out and manhandle people."  

-Players will get 5 weeks off before reporting for training camp.

Check out some of the top shots from the second day of Texans minicamp.

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