September 29: The Texans won’t be signing Earl Thomas, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. After an internal discussion, the front office decided it was not a good fit at this time.
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As things stand, the Texans starting strong safety is Eric Murray, while Justin Reid occupies the free safety spot. However, Houston can afford to kick the tires on Thomas to help their pedestrian pass defense.
The 31-year-old Thomas was released last month by the Ravens for conduct detrimental to the team. The former first-round pick got into a fight with then-teammate Chuck Clark at practice. Ultimately, Thomas was sent home and told not to return to practice.
Last season for the Ravens, the seven-time Pro Bowl safety racked up 49 combined tackles, six quarterback hits, four pass deflections, and two interceptions.