HOUSTON – After meeting with security Earl Thomas and conducting physical operations, Houston Textons does not plan to sign a free agent, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Houston scheduled a workout with Thomas, but it didn’t happen.
Texans are continuing their search for help on the situation, but are not considering making any moves at this time, a source confirmed to ESPN. On Monday, Texans put safety A.J. Moore on the injured reserve after injuring his hamstring against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.
Houston coach Bill O’Brien told Thomas’ agents that the N.F.L. Taxpayers need to cancel Thomas’ workout because of Covid-19’s concerns, agents told ESPN’s Adam Schaefter.
But a source told ESPN’s Diana Rusini’s report that the decision not to sign Thomas at this time was taken by Texans, not Kovid-19.
Thomas, a 1-year-old, has been a free agent since he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens in Team Gust, after which Thomas was left out with teammate Chuck Clark. Ravens said they terminated Thomas’ contract for personal conduct which adversely affected the team. A source told Schaefter that Thomas was pushing Clark during practice.
The Texans are 0-3 and are just one of three teams without any interference this season. Textons also ranks 29th in the opposing QBR (75.6) and has conceded at least 28 points in all three games.