HOUSTON – After meeting security Earl Thomas and hiring a physicist, the Houston Texans have no plans to sign the free agent, a source confirmed to ESPN.
Houston was scheduled to train with Thomas, but it didn’t take place.
The Texans are continuing their search for help in the position but have no plans to make any moves at this time, a source confirmed to ESPN. On Monday, the Texans secured A.J. Moore is on reserve after injuring his hamstring against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week three.
Houston coach Bill O’Brien told Thomas agents that the NFL has requested Texans cancel Thomas’ training due to concerns about COVID-19, agents told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Thomas, 31, has been a free agent since he was cut by the Baltimore Ravens in August after Thomas had an on-pitch altercation with teammate Chuck Clark. The Ravens said they terminated Thomas’s contract for personal conduct that negatively impacted the team. A source told Schefter that Thomas punched Clark during training.
The Texans are 0-3 and are only one of three teams without interception this season. The Texans also rank 29th in the opposing QBR (75.6) and conceded at least 28 points in all three games.