SJ - October 4, 2020
The Texans are off to an 0-3 start after a brutal schedule to start the season. The defense has struggled and last week they were close to signing safety Earl Thomas, who was released by the Ravens after a fight with a teammate.
The Texans players are reportedly the reason they ended up passing on Thomas. They didn't want him or his bullshit in their locker room.
From CBS Sports:
The Texans and Ravens played in Week 2, and sources said that several Texans players were well aware of Thomas's behavior as the topic came up during warmups and pregame banter. The winless Texans have struggled on defense, and safety has been a concern after losing players like Tyrann Mathieu and Eric Reid in recent years, which led O'Brien to consider the addition of Thomas.
But once word of his potential workout, COVID-intake and signing leaked, players responded in an overtly negative fashion, sources said. O'Brien's relationship with the locker room has long been in question, and the controversial trade of star receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the offseason only heightened the tension.
Imagine going from one of the best safeties in the NFL to having a hard time finding a job. Bang a couple of chicks with your brother and that's exactly what happens.