The Texans didn’t have any additional players opt out of the season prior to an NFL deadline Thursday afternoon. Texans coach Bill O’Brien didn’t anticipate more players opting out in the high-risk category or voluntarily. Previously, defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes opted out because of a preexisting medical condition and family members’ health issues.
O’Brien added that every player has reported for training camp. Roughly, 60 players around the NFL have opted out. We had one opt-out, Eddie Vanderdoes, have not heard from any other players, we respect those types of decisions and the process that goes into those decisions, O’Brien said during a Zoom video call. We haven’t heard that from any other player. I think football, especially in the NFL, you’re always never surprised. You see what happens, but I don’t anticipate that today. We’ll see how it goes up to the deadline. We’ve only had one to this point.
O’Brien previously said that reporting was staggered with some players given more time to report to camp and start being tested for COVID-19 and undergo physicals before joining strength and conditioning workouts and walk-throughs. Everyone is here, everyone has reported, Some guys are in different phases, not many, of corona testing and physicals, but everybody is here.