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7/27/07

Texans Open Camp With New WR

The Houston Texans kicked things off under the bubble today, holding their first workout of training camp.  The buzz surrounded a new veteran wide receiver in uniform. 37-year-old Keenan McCardell, with 11,117 career yards and 62 touchdowns, signed with the Texans today to play in his home town. New quarterback Matt Schaub calls it a huge addition to the team.

"It's a guy that's been in big games and played for a long time and knows how to win at this level," Schaub said, "and to bring that type of guy on the offensive side with that experience and leadership is really going to help out our offensive football team."

Also Today: Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye today signed a $17.6 million deal with the Texans . Okoye was later on the field for the first day of training camp in Houston. He's the youngest player taken in the first round since the AFL merger in 1967. Okoye was 19 on draft day and turned 20 last month. He agreed to a six-year deal that can be voided after five years, under certain conditions. Okoye, who was the tenth pick in the draft, says he wanted to be with his teammates, on the very first day and quote: "start this thing off right." His agent says the package includes nearly $12.8 million guaranteed. Coach Gary Kubiak says it's a relief that the contract is done.

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