Texans' minicamp drills questioned

Updated: February 8, 2009, 11:20 AM ET
By T.J. Quinn | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- When the Houston Texans' coaching staff announced to the linemen that they would be running one-on-one blocking drills during minicamp last May, the rumbling started immediately, players say.

The NFL's rules about minicamp are spelled out in the collective bargaining agreement with the NFL Players Association: no contact, no pads.

"There's a reason why these drills are prohibited in the offseason," offensive guard Dan Stevenson said. "Football is dangerous ...

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