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Here are the notes, quotes, and need-to-know information from Texans training camp on Tuesday, Aug. 16
>> Jadeveon Clowney made his return to the Texans practice field on Tuesday after sitting out over a week and missing the team’s joint practice and preseason game with San Francisco with a sore knee Clowney was fairly limited in practice but Bill O’Brien said Clowney did more than he was expected to fo
>>Rookie Center Nick Martin (back) was also back at practice and worked out with the first team offensive line as did cornerback AJ Bouye (groin). Both missed the preseason opener against the 49ers.
>> Former Baylor coach Art Briles, who has visited several NFL training camps this year made a visit to Texans camp on Tuesday. He spent most of the time visiting with Texans owner Bob McNair.
> The Texans announced that they have installed new turf at NRG Stadium from UBU. 13 additional NFL teams use the surface including their opponent on Saturday the New Orleans Saints.
> The Texans have been without Alfred Blue for the last several days. O’Brien said in his press conference that Blue was dealing with a minor shoulder problem that is limiting his ability for contact.
> O’Brien praised running back Lamar Miller, and the rest of the offensive backfield. He indicated that it will be a difficult decision when they look to decide how many backs to ultimately keep.
The Texans are scheduled to practice outside at the Methodist Training Center on Tuesday. However, current weather forecasts indicate a chance for rain for the rest of the week.
>> The Texans also made a roster move on Tuesday as they signed free agent defensive end Alex Carrington and waived rookie fullback Soma Vainuku.
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