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Houston Texans Sport Battle Red Helmet during day two of training camp

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HOUSTON — The Houston Texans hit the practice field for the second day of training camp Saturday morning. And for the first time since the team’s inception in 2002, the Texans donned a different helmet.

The Texans unveiled their new Battle Red helmets inside the Houston Methodist Training Center.

“I love red helmets,” linebacker Kamu Grugier-hill said. “I think it’s kinda cute. Especially with the red jersey, it’s going to look slick.”

The Texans wore the new helmets with their normal training gear of navy blue shorts. The attacking side of the ball wore color-matched practice shirts while the defense wore white.

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A few players have made changes to their practice uniforms due to the helmet. Second-year quarterback Davis Mills sported a red visor with his helmet, while rookie defensive back Jalen Pitre wore an all-white outfit.

“When you’re a young franchise, you don’t have a lot of retro uniform jerseys, but for us to feature this combat red helmet, I like the look of it,” coach Lovie Smith said. “I know we’re in Houston, but it’s a bit H-Town for us, so it’s good to put a little different flavor into practice today.”

The NFL has announced that teams will be allowed to wear alternative helmets in 2022.

The updated policy allows teams to wear a secondary color helmet to pair with a throwback, color rush, or alternate uniforms. The Texans will officially debut their Battle Red helmet in a Week 9 game against the Philadelphia Eagles on November 3.

“I think they’re pretty cool,” offensive lineman Justin Britt said. “I wish we could wear them more than once. I’m interested to see if we can get a white one as well. The more the better. It’s cool to see and it’s is different.”