Texans coach Bill O’Brien asks his parents not to watch “Hard Knocks”

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HOUSTON, TX - The Texans returned to practice at NRG Park on Tuesday, following their trip last week to Virginia.  Houston opens up its preseason schedule Saturday night against the San Francisco 49ers.

However, head coach Bill O'Brien isn't in a rush to name a starting quarterback between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.

"It's preseason. Still in training camp you know, and still got a lot of things to install between now and Saturday," O'Brien said following Tuesday's practice. "Regardless of who starts the game, both guys will play, all three guys will play in the game. Do not read too much into who's starting that game. I'll tell you that."

Tuesday night will be the premiere of this season's "Hard Knocks," HBO's series documenting training camp.

"I've seen the first episode," O'Brien said.  "I called my parents and I asked them not to watch it. Especially my mother. She's Irish Catholic, and she goes to mass I think every day. She's not going to be very happy with me."

The Texans will practice on Wednesday and Thursday, before a walk-through on Friday, and the preseason opener on Saturday.

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