NFL Agents Say Texans Aren't Seeking Players Who Kneeled for Anthem

NFL Agents Say Texans Aren't Seeking Players Who Kneeled for 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 Texans have commented on the situation and refuted this entire story.

While money will always speak louder than anything else, it's hard to see why any free agent would willingly sign for a team that has an owner who once likened his players to criminals.

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That said, owner Bob McNair's comments last season likening NFL players to prison inmates took the league by storm and justifiably did not sit well with most. However, that was nothing compared to the reaction it received once it became public.

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.

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President Trump thrust the issue of protesting players into the national headlines a year ago, urging a national boycott of the "disgraceful" league until NFL officials and owners cracked down on athletes who disrespect the flag.

Or, as Solomon put it, "If the Texans are determined to field a team without players who are concerned about their community enough to occasionally be outspoken, or to perhaps participate in a silent protest, they are risking turning away players who could help them win a Super Bowl". It led to widespread criticism, protests from Texans players and caused at least one player's wife to admonish McNair on Twitter. "That would be a mistake".

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