"I'm excited, it's been a long time since everybody's been in some pads," Houston said with a grin. "Working technique in pads will be a lot different than just working in jerseys. It should be fine. Without pads, some guys get a little frustrated, and you just know with pads on, it will be a little bit different."
"That's just how I am," Houston said Sunday, taking a break from the team's two-a-day workouts. "I love the game and I love to play. Until they tell me not to play, I'm going to go out there and play to the fullest."