Texans Hit the Field Again

The Texans have now officially completed three days of training camp, and one thing looks fairly certain- this group of receivers has as much pure talent as you'll find on any team in the NFL. "I think we have some receivers that can run and go vertical up the field and catch the football," Dom Capers said.

* While the Texans could have as many as six rookies starting on offense by the end of the season. David Carr, Jabar Gaffney, Jarrod Baxter, Chester Pitts, and Fred Weary, it looks like there won't be one single rookie on defense. That should end any speculation about which unit will have the more successful season.

* The heat was relatively mild for Monday morning's workout, and the evening practice was held under the lights. Both Tuesday and Wednesday, the heat was exhuastive- which prompted a move indoors this afternoon.

* The Texans' wide receivers have looked great through the first couple of days of camp, and you can include both Jabar Gaffney and Jermaine Lewis in that group. "I think we have some receivers that can run and go vertical up the field and catch the football," Dom Capers said. "We have the right combination of guys that have played and young people."

* During the evening practice session, LB Jason Lamar went down with an ankle injury. "Jason injured an ankle," Capers said. "I don't know to what extent, we'll have to take him in and evaluate it.

* The offense looked much better today than at anytime during the first two days of training camp. David Carr does not appear initimidated at all with a live pass rush coming out him- which is good news.

* RB James Allen seems to be the front-runner at first team running back, but Jonathan Wells and Michael Jenkins have looked sharp through these first few days.

"Michael is a tough guy and you'll see him take the ball and go the whole way and finish up the field with it," Dom Capers said. "It will be interesting when we start playing games because he's got good cutting ability and line."

* And in case you missed it, the Texans first preseason game is now less than two weeks away.

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