Falcons looking forward to practices with Texans

Coach Mike Smith is looking forward to ramping things up as the Falcons are set to practice against the Houston Texans two times this week before facing them at 8 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium.

The Falcons have an afternoon practice on Monday and morning one on Tuesday before heading to Houston. The will practice against the Texans at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

“I’m looking forward to getting on to the Houston Texans,” Smith said. “We have a combined practice with those folks before we play them, so we’re going to get a lot of good work against another good football team.”

The Falcons held a joint practice with the Tennessee Titans last Monday in Flowery Branch.

Both teams are trying to rebound from disappointing seasons.

The Falcons won their exhibition season opener 16-10 over Miami.The Texans, under first-year coach Bill O’Brien, were pummeled 32-0 by Arizona.