Latest On Texans, Earl Thomas

Some conflicting accounts emerged Tuesday after the cancellation of Earl Thomas‘ Texans workout. The All-Pro safety’s agents indicate Bill O’Brien informed them that the NFL informed him to nix Thomas’ workout because of COVID-19 concerns, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter).

Thomas’ Houston audition was scheduled for Tuesday, but the Texans reportedly sent him home. The Texans are somewhat connected to the Titans-Vikings coronavirus situation, in being scheduled to host the Vikes on Sunday. However, the Texans worked out four other players Tuesday, Howard Balzer of SI.com tweets.

Another report points to the Texans souring on Thomas. The Texans were previously reported to be the likely destination for the former Seahawks and Ravens defender, but the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain notes that internal team discussions determined Thomas would not be a good fit (Twitter link).

The Ravens released Thomas in August after a practice skirmish with fellow Baltimore safety Chuck Clark. Ravens veterans supported the move. Other teams — most notably the Cowboys — have been connected to Thomas, but the Texans visit marked the most newsworthy development since the 31-year-old safety became a free agent. Interestingly, an August report categorized the Texans as a non-suitor as well.

While the Texans door may not be fully closed, the 10-year veteran remains unattached as October looms. Houston has used third-year starter Justin Reid and March free agency addition Eric Murray as its first-string safeties this season.

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4 comments on “Latest On Texans, Earl Thomas

  1. Technically correct

    And it turns out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all.

  2. case7187

    You think he regrets flipping the Seahawks the bird yet it’s kinda left a black eye on his career and labeled as a attitude problem and the ravens thing didn’t help

  3. Dtownwarrior78

    This guy is a straight up cancer. Read an article while he was in Seattle and it delved into what kind of punk this guy is. No respect for any coaching or authority, talking trash about younger players wives and families to get them to try and fight him, stuff that you wouldn’t ever let anyone get away with and he made the locker room hell for alot of players and even coaches. It wasn’t your “normal” hazing or anything like that, it crossed alot of lines you just don’t cross from what the article said. I hope he stays unemployed. You shouldn’t get chance upon chance if you’re a player like that. But some team will snag him up guaranteed. They’ll most likely regret it pretty quickly.

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