Texans Prep for 2018 Season

posted by iHeartMedia's John Labus and Wire Reports - 

For the second straight year, the Houston Texans are using a facility in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia to prepare for the upcoming season. 

Second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson say he's grown since training camp last year, but still came to West Virginia with the same mentality...

"I know Tom (Savage) was the guy going into camp last year, and I still prepared myself like I was the starter.  Each and every day, every rep I got, I took full advantage of it.  And I'm doing the same thing here...  I've grown a lot.  That just comes with experience, comes with film study, and just comes with just time and being able to communicate with Coach O'Brien... and all the other guys that's been in the system before."

Watson says it's cool to see JJ Watt back in action...

"JJ is a guy that's put his heart and soul into this game... and it just makes me happy to see him back out there in action, just like myself, and being able to perform in practice and do the things he used to do."

Both Watt and Watson missed significant playing time last year due to injury.  Watson was lost for the season with a knee injury, and Watt broke his leg - which also sidelined him for the 2017 campaign.

The Texans' first preseason game is August 9th against the Chiefs in Kansas City.

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