The Texans came close to winning it all last year, finishing with a stellar 12-4 record. They have a sense of urgency this year, aware that you only get so many chances. Is this season the Texans' time to shine?

 

Camp Observations:

 

From the moment he arrived, first round pick WR DeAndre Hopkins has been one the most impressive Texans players.

 

While Arian Foster rests his calf strain, his back up, Ben Tate, has been impressive while running with the first team.

 

Both Brian Cushing and J.J. Watt look like they’re primed for huge seasons.

 

One of the closest battles of training camp is the back up QB spot behind Matt Schuab. As it stands now, T.J. Yates has a slight lead over Case Keenum.

 

A sleeper to keep an eye on is rookie D.J. Swearinger.  He’s a tackling machine and should get a lot of playing time at safety as the season progresses.