Texans Deny Report Saying They Won't Sign Players Who Protested the Anthem

Faith Castro
March 8, 2018

The Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins have rejected reports they would avoid signing players who kneeled during the American national anthem.

The Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins on Tuesday rejected reports they have taken a stance against players who protest during the playing of the United States national anthem. "The Texans ownership, coaching, personnel and executive staff sign and hire employees based on talent, character and fit within our organization".

"All of our players will be standing", the real estate mogul told the newspaper, saying his initial position supporting the players had changed during the furore between US President Donald Trump and National Football League stars which erupted previous year. McNair apologized for the remark and met the players, but this attempt was not successful as several players walked out.

"I've shared my opinion with all our players".

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He said that if he had a chance to do it over, he would not have used the expression.

"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".

NFL teams all have very specific criteria when it comes to signing and drafting players, but the Houston Texans may be crossing players off their list for a reason that will not sit well with many across the league. So, if the Texans truly are steering clear of players who made on-field protests, those players might not want to be a part of an organization that doesn't accept their social activeness in the first place.

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