The cinema verité series focuses on the daily lives and routines of players and coaches as the Houston Texans, who play in the hard-nosed AFC South, conduct the franchise's 14th training camp and prepare for the 2015 NFL season. “Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans” chronicles second-year head coach Bill O'Brien and an intriguing mix of high-profile veterans, emerging stars, free agents and rookie hopefuls throughout training camp and the four-game preseason schedule. Each week, players experience drills, instruction, meetings and fun, while striving to prove they have what it takes to make the team and leave their mark on the NFL. The Texans are a team on the rise, with O'Brien improving the team's record from 2-14 to 9-7 in his first season at the helm.
Reigning Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and his fellow Texans kick off training camp in Houston. Head coach Bill O'Brien leads 90 players through the first week of drills, and the team travels to Virginia, where they practice against the NFC East's Washington Redskins.
Rookies and veterans show some style and the team gears up for its preseason slate with a home game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Jadeveon Clowney, the first pick of the 2014 draft, returns to the field after a long recovery from surgery; Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos visit NRG Stadium for the Texans' second preseason game.
The Texans begin reducing the roster in preparation for getting down to 53 players by opening day. The team travels to New Orleans to meet Drew Brees and the Saints in the third week of preseason play.
The Texans travel to Dallas for their final preseason game against the Cowboys. The coaching staff reduces the roster to 53 players in preparation for the Sept. 13 regular season opener with Kansas City.