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Here are the notes, quotes, and need-to-know information from Texans training camp on Monday, August 17.
>>>Akeem Dent made his return to limited practice. Xavier Su’a-Filo, Jeff Tarpinian, David Quessenberry, Lonnie Ballentine, and Mike McFarland all missed practice today.
>>>The quarterbacks were about equal today as Ryan Mallett ran with the first team and Brian Hoyer ran with the second team. Mallett had a rocket in the red zone for a score on a pass over the middle. Hoyer made some nice throws towards the sideline today.
>>>Bill O’Brien said after when he’s ready to name a quarterback he will announce it. No timeline for the decision.
>>>The reps will be similar in game two of the preseason this weekend as they were last weekend. The quarterback reps, with Mallett starting, will be determined by the flow of the game. O’Brien noted he wanted the QBs to see certain looks from the defense while they were out there.
>>>The defensive backs were terrors today. They were beat a few times but Charles James and Kevin Johnson both broke up some passes. They failed a little in the red zone much to the dismay of secondary coach John Butler.
>>>There was plenty of work on goal line situations today and still a few failures from that standpoint on the ground.
>>>When a one minute drill stalled out Randy Bullock crushed what was at least a 45-yard field goal right down the middle.
>>>Mike Vrabel was very active today with the linebackers, especially Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus. After the practice Clowney said Vrabel may be the smartest coach he has ever had.
>>>The defense and offense had their fair share of “wins” in team drills today.
>>>Brian Cushing flies around on his reps. He look worlds better than last year’s version.
>>>Alan Bonner had some drops at wideout today while Keith Mumphery and Damaris Johnson both made some nice plays. Johnson’s speed was on display a few times.