Will Texans show interest in players who participated in protests?

Will Texans show interest in players who participated in protests?

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.

However, Ross backtracked on his comments on Tuesday, saying that his remarks had been "misconstrued" while acknowledging his belief that kneeling was an ineffective protest.

McNair subsequently apologized and said in a statement he "never meant to offend anyone" and "was not referring to our players".

"I just don't understand the Texans", Kaepernick's attorney Mark Geragos said.

According to a new report from the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Texans are not interested in pursuing or signing any free agents or drafting any players who participated in pre-game kneeling protests during the national anthem.

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President Trump and his wife Melania are not now at the White House, instead staying in Florida at the Mar-a-Lago resort. No one else was injured, although there were reports that people at the White House sheltered in place.

The Texans have since released a statement denying the report.

However, the Houston Texans have rebuffed the Chronicle's report, calling it "categorically false and without merit".

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

The sideshow of the national anthem protests has damaged the standing of the NFL in the eyes of both detractors who think there is no place for it on the football field and detractors who believe they do not go far enough.

Kaepernick was released by the 49ers in 2017 and remains unsigned, a fact that has led to claims he is being deliberately frozen out of the National Football League because of his history of protests.

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