After holding 12 minicamp workouts during the past two weeks, the Houston Texans won't have another official practice until the start of training camp on July 20th.
However, all rookies will be attending 4 conditioning practices next week, while the veterans will be off.
In other news, the Texans released linebacker Tyrone Jones, running back Frank Moreau and long snapper Mitch Palmer on Thursday. That leaves Houston with 100 players on their current roster.
First round draft pick David Carr is ready for to see put on the pads and face some live action.
"I want to get to the scrimmages. I want to play Dallas. I want to go against somebody else, go all out and then afterward look at what happened," said Carr.
Carr has consistently been ahead of schedule in terms of picking up the Texans offense during the minicamp sessions held over the past couple of weeks.
"I haven't taken a snap in the NFL, so I haven't proven anything to anybody to take any time off now. I'll be working all summer," said Carr.
Head coach Dom Capers had some important words for his team before the end of practice on Thursday, and it all had to do with staying in shape. "You can't ever come into training camp with the attitude you're going to play yourself into shape. It doesn't happen that way," said Capers.
Finally, the Texans are still in talks with former Lions' QB Charlie Batch.
Batch has also been looking at Jacksonville, Green Bay, and Denver. Should the veteran quarterback sign with Houston, he would be competing with Mike Quinn for a spot on the 2nd team.
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