What do rookies do in minicamp?

Since they arrived on Thursday, Texans rookies have been immersed in meetings, learning the playbook, and just finding their way around NRG Stadium.

Drafted players, college free agents and tryout players are currently participating in the Texans three-day rookie minicamp. Upon arrival, rookies underwent physicals and then began meeting individually with coaches on Thursday. Players then attended their first squad meeting together Thursday night.

"We started to talk about the weekend and the expectations of this organization and things like that and then have offense, defense meeting that night," head coach Bill O'Brien said Saturday. "It's been a lot of meetings."

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, players added a walk-through and practice to their busy meeting schedule. The three-day minicamp gives the new players an introduction to the Texans playbook and how an NFL practice is conducted. Rookies also get acclimated with the team's facility.

"Everything is brand new to them," O'Brien said. "Everything from the rooms in the building: 'Where's my meeting room? Where do I get taped?' to how we practice, where the practice fields are. Everything is brand new. So as quickly as they can get adjusted to all the little things, they'll be in good shape. They're a competitive group. We're really enjoying working with them."

On Saturday, O'Brien will wrap up Day 2 of minicamp earlier so that the rookies can attend J.J. Watt's Charity Classic softball game at Minute Maid park. Phase 2 of the team's offseason workouts continues on Monday with OTAs (organized team activities) beginning on May 22.

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 3/2/2021)

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