The NFL lockout isn't over and the possibility of not having a football season is still a concern.

But that uncertainty hasn't stopped the Texans from working out and staying in shape at Rice Stadium for their lockout workout.

"Works out really convenient for me because I went to Rice and I’m familiar with the area, and I was in school this semester for a little bit,” said Texans tight end James Casey. “We're out here, you know, three days a week working."

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub says, "It's that time of the year where you start counting down the days to camp, you know. Once July hits, you know, we're itching and ready to go and get to football."

While owners and players try compromising on a new collective bargaining agreement, the Texans are optimistic a deal will soon get done.

"I feel like we're going to be able to start training camp on time, and we're going to play a normal pre-season schedule and a normal regular season schedule," said cornerback Glover Quin.

“We're talking now so that makes us, you know, encouraged,” said middle linebacker Demeco Ryans. "It's important especially for us installing a new defense. It's important for us to get out there, get the guys out and get some looks."

“I think we need at least a couple of weeks of camp,” said tight end Owen Daniels. “I think a lot of people will be like 'we don't need a whole month of camp' but just having that time to grind a little bit and just get mentally tough in the heat with our pads on."

The Texans are scheduled to open their season with Peyton Manning and the Colts at home on September 11th, but the way things are going now who knows if we'll have a season.

Stay tuned...