Agents believe Texans won't sign players who protested anthem

Texans not interested in signing players who kneel agents

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For one team, they could play a role in how they approach this off-season.

Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle's Jerome Solomon released a report that said the Houston Texans would not be signing any free agents who protested during the national anthem during the 2017 NFL season.

"There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to", Solomon wrote after speaking to two National Football League agents about the issue.

McNair apologized in late October for comments he made at the National Football League owners meetings that were later reported by ESPN.

However, he backtracked on Tuesday and insisted that his comments had been "misconstrued" but conceded that he believes kneeling is an ineffective form of protest.

Interestingly enough, Solomon confidently says the Texans are "not a racist organization", but he certainly paints McNair as having racist tendencies.

In response to inaccurate reports regarding potential free agent signings. It's quite another for free agents to be interested in the Texans, given the perception that McNair has animosity toward players who have taken a stand. The protests have typically been described as a means of drawing attention to racial inequality and police brutality in the United States, though critics - including President Donald Trump - have ripped the demonstrations as unpatriotic and disrespectful to the military. "I'm 100 percent with these players".

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