Walking across the field after practice, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was stopped by Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to joke around before a camera and prove they have no problem with each other.

Suh said the public misunderstands him.

"I wish people took the time to get to know me," Suh said.

Suh drew ire this season after he kicked Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during a game on Thanksgiving Day. Schaub later said he had nothing to say about "that player or that person" and added that Suh was not the type of player he would want on his team.

Suh reiterated Thursday that he did not intentionally kick Schaub.

"People kind of had their minds made up already," he said of the reaction to the kick. "I would never want to kick someone in that area."

Service personnel in Texans' corner

Amid the thousands of onlookers who lined the fence to watch Pro Bowl practices at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Thursday were a few Texans fans, some of them Houstonians stationed at the Air Force and Navy facility.

While this week's practices aren't open to the public, servicemen and women stationed at the base and their guests were allowed entrance.

Katie Sipps came dressed in a Texans jersey with her infant daughter. Brian Sipps, her husband, is a submariner on the USS Tucson and a Houston native.

"I should be a Seahawks fan, but the Texans are so much better," said Katie Sipps, who met her husband in Washington.

Last year, Sipps attended a practice. Pregnant at the time, she had cornerback Johnathan Joseph sign a onesie for her pending daughter. Her husband has told her that her next Texans jersey has to be a J.J. Watt one.

Several yards away, Ryan Vogt of Houston waited in the rain.

"I'm excited that J.J. Watt and Arian Foster are here to represent Houston," Vogt said.