What will National Football League protests mean for free agents?

What will National Football League protests mean for free agents?

What will National Football League protests mean for free agents?

The writer of the article refers to "NFL agents" who stated that the Houston Texans would not be interested in free agents who protested the National Anthem. According to the agents, "the Texans aren't interested in any players who participated in pregame kneel-downs" during the national anthem.

The Texans did not immediately respond to a request from The Washington Post for comment.

The Texans had their own controversy during the season after team owner Bob McNair said that "we can't have the inmates running the prison" during a meeting of NFL owners about players who protest by kneeling during the national anthem.

If the claims the agents made turn out to be true, and the Texans are purposely avoiding players who protested, it could become another PR nightmare for both the team and the NFL. It led to widespread criticism, protests from Texans players and caused at least one player's wife to admonish McNair on Twitter.

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The Texans vehemently denied the report in a statement released on Monday night. Many players depicted their aggression and disapproval to McNair on social media.

Or, as Solomon put it, "If the Texans are determined to field a team without players who are concerned about their community enough to occasionally be outspoken, or to perhaps participate in a silent protest, they are risking turning away players who could help them win a Super Bowl".

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also made headlines on the topic when he said he won't be forcing his players to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner despite the fact he doesn't believe kneeling to be an effective form of protest. "That would be a mistake".

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