Recent comments from Dolphins owner Stephen Ross combined with Jerome Solomon's piece on Texans owner Bob McNair's stance on NFL protests ignite the debate on anthems, protests and football once more.
A report in the Houston Chronicle on Saturday claimed the Texans were adopting an unofficial policy of not considering free agents who had taken part in protests, but the franchise have condemned the reports as "categorically false and without merit".
The Texans blasted that report as "categorically false and without merit". A deep dive into the "Take a Knee' controversy The team also said: "The Texans ownership, coaching, personnel and executive staff sign and hire employees based on talent, character and fit within our organization".
Of course, Colin Kaepernick is still an National Football League free agent. Two agents responsible for connecting prospective players with National Football League management say the Texans "aren't interested" in players who "took a knee". He added that while the Texans "are not a racist organization", the team's owner has frequently been "racially tone deaf", and there are "many who believe if McNair could field a team with all-white, all-conforming all-pro talent, he would".
Both the Texans and Dolphins have attempted to clarify their stances and in light of that, the NFLPA has released a statement.
The NFL's player protests were a major story early in the 2017 season.
He basically drew a line in the sand of what he thought about the players protesting against police brutality and racism.