David Carr is already putting down roots in Houston even before the expansion Texans formally make him the first pick in the NFL draft. His wife, Melody, looked for furniture and went house hunting on Thursday.
Carr, who's already announced by the Texans as their top selection, checked out his new workplace on Thursday. Carr watched the Texans go through a warm morning workout on one of the carefully manicured grass practice fields. He also toured the indoor bubble practice facility adjacent to Reliant Stadium, where the Texans will play their home games this fall.
He noticed a difference in the Texans playbook. It's much thicker than the one that he had at Fresno State. Coach Dom Capers thinks Carr can learn even from watching the Texans from the sidelines.