Houston Texans Deny Report That Team Won’t Sign Players Who Protested During National Anthem

The Houston Texans have denied a report that stated the team has no interest in signing players who have protested during the national anthem or are likely to do so in the future.

Members of the Houston Texans stand and kneel before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017 in Seattle. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Members of the Houston Texans stand and kneel before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017 in Seattle. (Credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A column in the Houston Chronicle on Saturday said, “there is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that … the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to.”

The Texans denied those claims in a statement Monday.

“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. “The Texans ownership, coaching, personnel and executive staff sign and hire employees based on talent, character and fit within our organization.”

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