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Houston (CBS Houston)Editor’s Note:Camp Confidential will feature daily news and notes throughout Texans training camp.

Here’s what you need to know about this mornings practice.

>>>The defense is way ahead of the offenses, which is normal, but all four quarterbacks had rough days including T.J. Yates who was picked off by Brandon Harris.

“We didn’t throw the ball very well in the team period, we got tired arms and tired legs and thats part of it. ” said Kubiak

>>>Lestar Jean is dealing with a slight hamstring strain.

>>>DeAndre Hopkins tweaked his ankle but finished practice showing no ill effects.

>>>Joe Mays split time working with the starters. Wade Phillips spent some one-on-one with him helping him get up to speed on the defense.

“First off, his condition is good, coming out in this heat and he held up the whole practice,” said Kubiak “He’ll be a good edition to our team.”

>>>The Texans brought in referees for todays practice. They will be here through Friday helping players know when they lineup offsides or commit a penalty.

>>>For most of the 11 on 11 sessions the Texans lined up in the pistol formation. A new wrinkle perhaps? or possibly Wade Phillips getting his defense ready for some different looks.

>>>Case Keenum has had a good camp overall but, like all the quarterbacks, struggled a little today. He had trouble getting the ball out quickly in the team sessions. Like many young quarterbacks he has a tendency to scramble if the first or second option isn’t open. At one point today he missed on a throw that ended up on top of a sideline tent.

>>>Brennan Williams had his knee drained after an MRI yesterday. Kubiak said he should be able to work his way back soon, possibly after the weekend.

>>>Undrafted free agent corner A.J. Bouye nearly picked off a pass from T.J. Yates. He’s stood out throughout most of camp and is making himself harder to cut by the day.

>>>Dennis Johnson drew praise from Gary Kubiak for the second straight day. At only 5’7, 193 lbs he’s a small back.

“I’ve been this size all my life and I don’t believe it’s a problem because I know how to work with it.” Johnson told Sports Radio 610.

Johnson hits the hole quickly, he’s one cut and gone. The ability to make quick decisions in the backfield bodes well in Kubiak’s zone blocking scheme.

“I can’t dance so I don’t believe in dancing while I’m on the field, so if you give me a seam, I’m going to take it.” Johnson told Sports Radio 610.

>>>Whitney Mercilus, Sam Montgomery, Jeff Maehl, Brennan Williams, Daryl Sharpton, Nick Mondek and Evan Frierson did not practice.

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