What will National Football League protests mean for free agents?

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The team could make waves during free agency, if there's any merit to a perception that's making the rounds in the agents community.

The Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins have rejected reports they would avoid signing players who kneeled during the American national anthem.

The Chronicle also reported that there is "no directive within the organization" but it is "considered to be understood" that the group of free agent signees and draftees coming into the franchise won't include anyone who has participated in past protests or is likely to in the future. However, that was nothing compared to the reaction it received once it became public.

McNair subsequently apologized and said in a statement he "never meant to offend anyone" and "was not referring to our players". After the report surfaced regarding his words, Texans star DeAndre Hopkins skipped practice and other players contemplated a walk out.

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Dozens of NFL players regularly took a knee during the national anthem last season, continuing demonstrations that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began in 2016.

At the time, it wasn't lost on many players that McNair was a major supporter of President Trump.

Members of the Houston Texans stand and kneel before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 29, 2017 in Seattle.

"All of our players will be standing", the real estate mogul told the newspaper, saying his initial position supporting the players had changed during the furore between US President Donald Trump and National Football League stars which erupted a year ago. "That would be a mistake".

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