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Veteran LB Kamu Grugier-Hill excited to play fast under Lovie Smith

Kamu Grugier-Hill is fast, and he thinks as a whole, the Texans defense will be fast this season.

The linebacker and special-teamer enters his sixth year in the NFL, and his first with Houston. After four seasons in Philadelphia--he won a Super Bowl ring there in 2017--and a 2020 campaign in Miami, Grugier-Hill is optimistic about what coordinator Lovie Smith has in store for 2021.

"I just love the way Lovie runs his defense," Grugier-Hill said Thursday. "The guy's a legend. He really allows you to just be a player and play fast. For the first time in my career, I really feel like I can I can be used to my full capability."

The Honolulu native played collegiately at Eastern Illinois, and was a sixth-rounder for the Patriots in 2016. He was let go after that year's training camp, and then picked up off the waiver wire days later by the Eagles. Primarily a special-teamer in Philly, he thinks his speed will mesh well with Smith's defense.

"I think I fit perfectly into it," Grugier-Hill said. "He likes speed guys. I can run and play the pass and do all that kind of stuff. I'm very excited for the future."

Grugier-Hill and the Texans just concluded their second week of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) at the Houston Methodist Training Center. They'll continue OTAs next week.

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