Looking at the NFL's free agent list for this offseason, there are a number of players who protested on it. San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid, Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead and Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson are some of the major names who did so.
The Texans also made waves previous year when owner Bob McNair said during an ownership meeting, "we can't have the inmates running the prison". Later that day, Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins failed to show up for practice in response to McNair's remark, sparking a divide between the owner and his players.
In exchanges about players who protested during the national anthem, he said: "we cant have the inmates running the prison".
There is no official directive in the organization, but it is understood that the team isn't going to pursue anyone who participated in the protests, the paper reported.
"A recent report that suggests the Houston Texans would not sign a player who has protested in support of social justice issues is categorically false and without merit", the team said.
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Of course, Colin Kaepernick is still an National Football League free agent. "I'm 100 percent with these players".
"During the past season, we received assurances from both commissioner Roger Goodell and the chairman of the management council, John Mara, that the right of players to demonstrate would be protected".
The NFL's player protests were a major story early in the 2017 season.