The Houston Texans were supposed to host free agent safety Earl Thomas on a visit today, but those plans fell through.
Now, the franchise appears to have made a final decision on the seven-time Pro Bowler. According to longtime Houston Chronicle NFL writer John McClain, the Texans will not be signing Thomas.
According to McClain, the decision was reached after plenty of “internal discussion.” Apparently, the Texans were concerned with how the 31-year-old safety would fit, though McClain did not disclose if they meant on or off the field.
Thomas was released by the Baltimore Ravens during training camp after a practice altercation with a teammate. He’s been unsigned ever since.
After a lot of internal discussion, Texans decided Earl Thomas wasn’t a good fit.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 29, 2020
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Texans originally planned to work out Thomas and several other safeties today, but the workout was canceled as the NFL told franchises to review COVID-19 protocols for visitors.
The #Texans had 5 safeties they planned to work out, including Earl Thomas. The workout is now TBD. With no deal in place and nothing imminent, Houston focuses on its next game and Earl Thomas’ wait continues. https://t.co/2V52MiUpHb
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2020
With Houston out on Thomas, expect Dallas Cowboys fans to continue to clamor for their team to sign the native Texan.