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Texans to Ride Bikes Next to Packers Players at Joint Practice

GREEN BAY, WI - JULY 28: Michael Montgomery #96 of the Green Bay Packers rides a bicycle to practice as a young fan carries his helmet during summer training camp on July 28, 2008 at the Hutson Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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With NFL training camp just around the corner, we're finally on the cusp of another NFL season. Once camp kicks off, most teams have one week of joint practices with another team to help simulate a real-game atmosphere.

For years, Green Bay Packers players have started every training camp practice with a bike ride to the field, passing young fans and giving out numerous high-fives. It's one of the most revered traditions for Packers fans, and this season, it appears the team they'll be practicing with will join in on the fun.

The Packers announced months ago that they would have joint practices with the Houston Texans leading up to their preseason opener at Lambeau Field, and Packers president Mark Murphy has recently announced that both teams will participate in the bike riding tradition.

It'll be great to see the two teams join the Packers faithful during their trek to the practice field. One of the Houston Texans best players, J.J. Watt, has already embraced the idea, and seems excited to be a part of such a friendly tradition.

Camaraderie among NFL players is at an all-time high, so there should be no surprise that the Texans are excited to ride alongside their fellow Packer players.