The Texans hit The Greenbrier practice fields in full pads on Wednesday. After a somewhat sluggish outing on Tuesday, Head coach Bill O'Brien was more pleased with the team's tempo and effort just 24 hours later.
"They were ready to go," O'Brien said. "They had a good morning meeting. The meetings were good this morning and it was a tough practice, a lot of plays, a lot of contact. So, it was good, very good."
Brennan Scarlett returned an interception for a touchdown early in practice, riling up the defense.
Now six days into training camp, Deshaun Watson has been a full-go and says he doesn't even think about his ACL injury when he takes the field.
"No, I don't even think about it," Watson said. "I'm on the field, I'm locked in, focused on my job and try to have a positive play and try to get points on the board."
With no DeAndre Hopkins again, wide receivers rotated frequently and got plenty of reps with Watson.
Whitney Mercilus said a few of his teammates engaged in a rap battle off the field several days ago, outside linebackers Davin Bellamy and Duke Ejiofor and safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Treston Decoud. Mercilus is a seasoned veteran of many talents, but says rapping is not one of them.
"No, not even," Mercilus said. "I ain't got no flow."
Peter King of NBC Sports arrived in West Virginia for practice and interviewed J.J. Watt and Tyrann Mathieu afterwards.
"I told J.J. he's going to like our quiz," King said to one of his staffers.
Also in attendance was West Virginia University's head football coach Dana Holgorsen. Holgorsen also frequented Texans camp last year at The Greenbrier.
Check out some of the best shots from Wednesday's practice at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.