DeAndre Hopkins is working to build a bound with Tom Savage, who he has known for years and developed a friendship.

Savage is projected to start at quarterback for the Houston Texans after Brock Osweiler was dumped in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

"It's funny, I was talking to Hop a little bit about it," Savage said. "I just think communication is going to be key this year. I had a couple of guys over and just hanging out and talking. At the end of the day, we have to be boys.

"We have to be able to communicate with each other. If they want to get after me on the field, that's fine. Let's communicate. Let's be on the same page and at the end of the day let's have some fun."