Dates have been released for the start of Houston Texans training camp
As June continues to count down to July, the wait for when the 2022 Houston Texans begin their annual training camp has arrived as arrival dates have been released for the franchise from Houston.
The Texans will see rookies report to training camp on Sunday, July 24, and the veterans report on Tuesday, July 26 at the Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston.
That means the No. 3 overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., will be reporting with the rest of the rookie class on July 24, as this is a highly anticipated rookie class to say the least. Other rookies to be excited about being offensive guard Kenyon Green, safety Jalen Pitre, wide receiver John Metchie, and linebacker Christian Harris as those players were drafted in the Top 75 picks of Houston’s draft this past April.
There is also rookie Dameon Pierce, the running back who is sure to impress as the Texans selected him with the 107th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, plus others who were drafted including defensive tackle Thomas Booker, tight end Teagan Quitoriano, and offensive tackle Austin Deculus.
Those are just some of the rookies arriving on July 24 as the Texans also have some undrafted free agents on the roster too.
Texans: Training camp is Davis Mills’ time to shine in ’22
Now just as exciting are players from the Texans who are veterans who are either new to the roster or returning, such as second-year quarterback Davis Mills. The anticipation of Mills returning for year two is incredible because there is so much on the line this season for Mills and the 2023 NFL Draft.
Depending on how Mills plays his second season at quarterback, there is no doubt it will have an effect of not only who the Texans select, but which position they take with their two first-round picks, and where one of their first-round picks will be selected from.
What’s most intriguing from reading about Mills is how the national media doesn’t seem to think Mills will do enough to stay the starter and the Texans will select a quarterback with another early first-round pick.
There are many other players on the Houston roster who will help make or break the season of the ’22 Texans, but with Mills being the quarterback entering his second season — plus his first training camp as the starter — the spotlight is rightfully on the 23 -year old quarterback.
Remember, last season Mills passed for 2,664 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, which were very respectable for a rookie who played in 13 games with 11 starts.
Either way, when Tuesday, July 26 rolls around and the veterans report to training camp, that’s when it will really begin to feel like football season for Mills and the Texans.
Let us know what part of training camp you are looking forward to the most this summer, as the Texans are sure put in the work to be a better overall team than they have been the previous two seasons.