Houston Texans head coach David Culley made a deal with his players, and they came through.
So now, their summer vacation starts earlier and will be extended, and, perhaps one key player can avoid a significant fine.
Culley canceled the team's mandatory minicamp that had been set to start June 15 after he saw sufficient participation from the team and accomplished what he was looking to get done during the voluntary portion of organized team activities.
“We needed to make sure for at least four weeks during the offseason we had as many players here as possible,” Culley said Wednesday. “This being voluntary, to be able to learn our culture, learn our system, new defense, all of the different players we’ve had.”
That means that disgruntled star quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is also facing 22 lawsuits from women who allege that he sexually assaulted or harassed them, will almost certainly have avoided a fine for skipping the minicamp.