It looks like the help that the Houston Texans’ defense needs in the form of safety Earl Thomas will be delayed. Josina Anderson reports that Thomas’ meeting with the Texans, which was originally scheduled today, has been put on hold.
I'm told Earl Thomas' visit with the #Texans, which was scheduled for today has been put on hold, for the time being, per source.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 29, 2020
It was earlier reported that Thomas will be brought in by Houston for a workout and will likely be signed this week. The 31-year old safety was removed by the Baltimore Ravens back in August after an on-field altercation with teammate and fellow safety Chuck Clark in practice.
A seven-time Pro Bowler, was coming off a strong first season with the Ravens that saw him finish with 32 total tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games, helping Baltimore secure the league’s best record. Before that, he was a member of the Seattle Seahawks for nine seasons, winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2014.
The Texans, meanwhile, remain short at the position for the meantime, with safety AJ Moore being placed on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury. The team’s defense has not had an interception through three games, and has allowed the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, and Pittsburgh Steelers to score 34, 33, and 28 points in their games, which were all losses.
Right now, the Texans are three games behind the 3-0 Tennessee Titans in the AFC South, where they also trail the 1-2 Jacksonville Jaguars and 2-1 Indianapolis Colts. They look to win their first game of the season against the winless Minnesota Vikings in their Week 4 match on Sunday.