Houston Texans join the Redskins at training camp starting today for joint practices

Washington Redskins' Tanard Jackson (36) dives for a 1-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Today is a huge day at Washington Redskins training camp as the team will hit the field this morning with the Houston Texans for the first of three days of joint practices!

Today and tomorrow the practices are open to the public, but you’ll need to have one a lottery ticket for the Saturday practices. In order to snag a lottery ticket, fans must have completed an application by July 20.

Redskins General Manager of Retail Sales, Mark Lynn, says he is counting on three days of big numbers thanks to a second NFL team coming to town for a second straight year.

“The other popular one is we do a match up t-shirt that shows the Redskins and Texans in camp and that’s been very well received this morning.”

Not only are star JJ Watt and the Texans coming, but so is the HBO documentary series Hard Knocks. The series follows every move the Texans make, so if you show up at camp, you just might make it on television!

Here’s a look at the schedule for Redskins-Texans joint practices:

Thursday, Aug. 6:

– Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
– Practice begins at 8:35 a.m.
– Walkthrough begins at 4:10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 7:

– Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
– Practice begins at 8:35 a.m.
– Walkthrough begins at 4:10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 8:

– Practice begins at 10:35 a.m.
– Camp closes at 12:30 p.m.
– REMINDER: A ticket lottery was held via Redskins.com for the Aug. 8 practice date with the Texans. If you do not already have a ticket you are not guaranteed entrance.

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