The Houston Texans may be shying away from free agents who protested during the national anthem, the Houston Chronicle's Jerome Solomon reported Saturday. "There is no directive within the organization, but it is considered to be understood that as desperate as the Texans are to bring in talent, the pool of potential signees and draftees will not include anyone who has participated in protests or are likely to," Solomon wrote after speaking to two NFL agents about the issue. Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance in October alleging the NFL and team owners have colluded to keep him out of the league as a result of his role in the protest movement. USA Today's Mike Jones reported in November that Texas owner Bob McNair was among three team owners who were on the deposition list as part of the grievance.