Some conflicting accounts appeared on Tuesday after the cancellation of Count Thomas“Training for Texans. All-Pro security agents point out Bill O’Brien informed them that the NFL had informed him to train Thomas for training due to concerns about COVID-19, according to Adam Shefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter).
Thomas’ audition in Houston was scheduled for Tuesday, but the Texans sent him home. The Texans have some connection to the Titans-Vikings coronavirus situation, as they are scheduled to host Vikes on Sunday. However, the Texans developed four other players on Tuesday, Howard Balzer from SI.com.
Another report states that the Texans are rising on Thomas. Earlier, it was reported that the Texans were the likely destination for the former Seahawks and Ravens defender, but John McClain of the Houston Chronicle noted that the team’s internal discussions had determined that Thomas would not be suitable (link to Twitter).
The Ravens released Thomas in August after a shootout with colleagues in Baltimore Chuck Clark. Ravens veterans backed the move. Other teams – most notably the Cowboys – are linked to Thomas, but the visit to the Texans marks the most important development since the 31-year-old safe became a free agent. Interestingly, an August report categorized Texans as non-suitors.
While the Texas Gate may not be completely closed, the 10-year-old veteran remains single until October is set. Houston is using a third year starter Justin Reed and March free add agency Eric Murray as their primary defenses this season.
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