Texans deny report they won't sign players who protested anthem


The Texans, meanwhile, issued a denial of a report which appeared in the Houston Chronicle which said the team had adopted an unofficial policy of not considering free agents who had taken part in the protests.

The Chronicle also reported that there is "no directive within the organization" but it is "considered to be understood" that the group of free agent signees and draftees coming into the franchise won't include anyone who has participated in past protests or is likely to in the future.

But the organization denied the report calling the claim "categorically false and without merit", Sportsnet reported.

"The Texans ownership, coaching, personnel and executive staff sign and hire employees based on talent, character and fit within our organisation".

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In response to inaccurate reports regarding potential free agent signings. In fact, Solomon passes along that there are "many who believe if McNair could field a team with all-white, all-conforming all-pro talent, he would".

Texans team owner and noted Trump donor Robert McNair landed himself in hot water back in October for his poor comments made in reference to anthem protests, saying he and his fellow owners "can't have the inmates running the prison". We are glad that both the Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins have clarified their positions.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 in protest at the treatment of minorities by law enforcement.

He basically drew a line in the sand of what he thought about the players protesting against police brutality and racism.