(SportsRadio 610) - For all the change the Texans have seen the past few years, what's remained constant are two of their key specialists.
Jon Weeks has been the Texans' long snapper since 2010. He's appeared in a franchise-record 193 consecutive games, snapping on every field goal, extra point and punt for Houston since he signed as a free agent in 2010.
Ka'imi Fairbairn has been their placekicker since 2017, after spending his rookie year in 2016 on injured reserve with a quadriceps injury.
They are easily the longest tenured Texans players.
Fairbairn, who hasn't missed a field goal attempt from inside of 40 yards since 2017, connecting on 60 consecutive kicks from 0-39 yards during that span, talked after Wednesday's practice about how much he's enjoyed the journey.
"I think every year, I learn so much with every game, with every year especially," Fairbairn said. "I just try and get better at the things that highlighted me last season, try to grow physically. I think a lot of it, of kicking, is mental. Always trying to get to that next level mentally, visualization. I've enjoyed the journey."
Fairbairn, who kicked a franchise record 61-yard field goal last year against the Seattle Seahawks, called Weeks a legend and a perfectionist. Weeks, according to Fairbairn, has set the standard for what he now expects of himself.
"It's fun to watch every day," Fairbairn said. "His margin of error is so small. It's something I aspire to measure up to."
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