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Training Camp 8/7/18: Notes and Quotes

It’s a wrap in West Virginia!

The Texans held their final training camp practice at The Greenbrier on Tuesday. Head coach Bill O’Brien was pleased with the team's work in West Virginia over the past two weeks.

“Absolutely,” O’Brien said. “Yeah, very productive. I thought we saw all kinds of elements relative to the weather – rain, wind, some heat, which was good. Thought the guys worked hard. I think it’s been a good start to camp.”

The team will now prepare for their departure to Kansas City for the preseason opener against the Chiefs. O’Brien did not divulge how playing time starters would get in Thursday’s game, but did say Deshaun Watson was “more likely” than not to play.

“Honestly, to me, if it happens, it happens,” Watson said. “It’s not a big deal. I’m just trusting the process that OB (Bill O’Brien) and the organization have for me, and I know it’s a good plan. So, I’m just kind of going with the flow and seeing what the game plan is for Thursday.”

Offensive lineman Zach Fulton played four seasons with the Chiefs. He sees similarities in Watson and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

“Patrick is a great player,” Fulton said. “He has a lot of assets similar to Deshaun. They’re both fast. They both can torch you any time of way so it’s going to be a good game.”

Fulton also the Kansas City barbeque restaurant he would frequent was a place called Q39.

Jadeveon Clowney may get some work in next week when the San Francisco 49ers arrive to practice with the Texans at the Houston Methodist Training Center.

“I think Clowney’s getting better and better, being closer and closer to being able to do more and more,” O’Brien said. “We’ll see how it goes. Probably do a little bit more next week in preparation for San Francisco. See how that week goes, and then at the end of that week, make a decision relative to L.A. and things like that. We’ve got a good plan for him, and he’s doing a good job. He’s working at it.”

Practice ended and O’Brien gave a lengthy post-practice speech to the team in the huddle. Afterwards, several players continued working on the field.

Kickoff for Thursday’s game at Kansas City is set for 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on ABC-13 and SportsRadio 610. The Texans will resume practice at the Houston Methodist Training Center on Saturday.

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