On Now
Coming Up
  • Sat., Nov. 01, 2014 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP

    A nearly century old college football rivalry returns to NRG Stadium on Saturday, November 1st  as the SFA Lumberjacks take on the Sam Houston Bearkats in the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by YP. Seats start at just $15.

    Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at BOTPW.com.

  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 12:00 PM CST Eagles at Texans The Texans host the Eagles.
  • Mon., Nov. 03, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST Taste of the Texans presented by BP

    Wine and dine with the Houston Texans players, Cheerleaders and Ambassadors at the sixth annual Taste of the Texans presented by BP, Monday, November 3rd in NRG Stadium. 

    Fans can sample signature dishes from more than 25 of Houston’s finest restaurants.  Proceeds benefit The Houston Texans Foundation, Houston Methodist and the Houston Food Bank. 

    Be sure to secure your tickets today at HoustonTexans.com.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans Ambassadors Danny Clark and J.J. Moses at the Verizon Cinco Ranch Store, 6645 S. Fry Rd., Katy, TX 77494.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 04, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST Verizon Texans Players Show

    Meet Texans center Chris Myers and guard Xavier Su’a-Filo at the Verizon I-10 East Store, 13740 East Fwy., Houston, TX 77015.

    Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways!

    Player(s) subject to change.

  • Tue., Nov. 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CST Duane Brown Live at Houston Texans Grille Join Texans offensive lineman Duane Brown every Tuesday from 6-7pm at the Houston Texans Grille (12848 Queensbury Ln, Houston, TX 77024), then stay Texans Live from 7-8pm.  Lots of Texans prizes & giveaways
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST Texans Friday: Jack in the Box

    Friday, November 14
    Noon-1pm – Jack in the Box, 8767 S. Main St., Houston, TX 77025
    Proudly wear your Texans gear to get 2 FREE Tacos for this hour at this location
    Houston Texans Cheerleaders signing autographs and taking pictures
    Jack in the Box is going to be giving away 4 tickets to a Houston Texans home game and two autograph items

  • Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST First Down Dads Movie Night pres. by ARAMARK

    Come experience the Houston Texans practice facility in a way like no other at the First Down Dads Movie Night presented by ARAMARK on Friday, November 14th from 6 PM – 9 PM.  Bring your kids and blankets for an evening of family, food and football inside the Houston Methodist Training Center, while you watch the featured film “Chicken Little”.  You will not want to miss this memorable experience, created just for you and your kids.  Space is limited and filling up quickly, so register your family today at http://www.houstontexans.com/fan-zone/first-down-dads.html!

After five weeks of workouts, Texans ready for OTAs

Posted by Nick Scurfield on May 18, 2012 – 10:32 am

The Texans start organized team activities (OTAs) on Monday after five weeks of training in their offseason program.

The offseason program is voluntary, but Texans strength and conditioning coach Cedric Smith said Thursday that there was “great participation” – 100 percent of players took part in the workouts at Reliant Stadium.

“We’ve had a few guys have to miss a few days here and there for one thing or another, but they’ve had opportunities to make those days up, so we’ve had great attendance and are really proud of that,” Smith said. “I think there’s a huge commitment and accountability factor that comes into play with our leaders and with our players to each other, realizing that it is that important for them to be here working with their teammates during this time of year.”

The offseason program started on April 16“Phase 1” was two weeks of players working out with Smith and his staff. In “Phase 2,” which concluded this week, players continued to work with Smith and did limited work on the field and in the film room with the rest of the Texans’ coaches.

“Very positive overall,” Smith said of the workouts. “I have been pleased. My staff’s been pleased, Matt Schiotz and Derik Keyes. I think the guys came in with a great attitude. There’s a great vibe; there’s a great kind of sense of remnant of what was left over from last year that’s kind of been the catalyst for us to be in the right mindset right now. I like where we are training-wise as a team as well. We’re able to notice and see guys that have made some increases and developed over the last five weeks and progressed kind of into what we wanted to be as far as going into the OTAs.”

The Texans’ rookies, among them eight draft picks and 21 undrafted free agents, reported to Reliant Stadium on Sunday. They began working out with the rest of the team on Monday.

“I am pleased with them,” Smith said. “I think our front office, our scouts and coaches and everybody, they did a great job of bringing in some great individual guys, some guys that are committed to training, committed to hard work and understanding that there’s a process. These guys are starting to understand and get the expectation that everybody else has of them of our team. It’s been great to get these guys in, and it’s going to be a lot of fun to work with ‘em and watch ‘em grow.”

After watching what he described as highly competitive workouts for the last five weeks and seeing the progress made by the players, Smith is eager to see how it all translates to the field in OTAs.

“(I’m) real excited, because that’s kind of the whole basis for our program is,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s about them being able to practice and play football at a high level. That’s the way we train. That’s what we train for. We train for that type of success. We train with the expectation that we’re going to be great on the field and great on Sundays. I’m excited to look and see what we’ve got and how well things will continue to translate over.”


Tags: , ,
Posted in Nick Scurfield | 3 Comments »


3 Responses to “After five weeks of workouts, Texans ready for OTAs”

  1. By Alea on May 19, 2012 | Reply

    We love YOU guys…..each and every one of you!!!

  2. By rick on May 20, 2012 | Reply

    great work

  1. 1 Trackback(s)

  2. May 21, 2012: Houston Texans – Blog | Texans kicking off OTAs

Post a Comment