The Houston Texans announced Thursday morning they are shutting down their facility for the day, after a player tested positive for COVID-19.
The coronavirus outbreak is continuing to build up in the NFL, as this is yet another positive test this week.
The player with the positive test has not been named at this time.
The Texans have not made much noise this season after trading star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and firing head coach and GM, Bill O’Brien.
In a strong division with the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans leading the way, the positive test won’t derail their season moving forward, as all playoff hopes are essentially down the drain.
With a 1-6 record, the Texans are tied with who some had as favorites as the worst in the league prior to week one kickoff, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
To add to the fire, Houston’s 2020 1st-round pick belongs to the Miami Dolphins for the deal exchange involving Laremy Tunsil seasons ago.
The Houston organization also made no moves during the trade deadline, surprising move as their were a total of four players who were considered untouchable.
Assuming those players consist of QB DeShaun Watson, DL J.J. Watt, LT Laremy Tunsil, and RT Tytus Howard.
The biggest trade they had on their plate was a deal to send WR Will Fuller to the Green Bay Packers. It was being reported the Texans were looking for a 2nd-round pick in this years draft.
Suddenly, the 4P.M. deadline struck with no deal, later being reported their was a “disagreement on value” meaning the Packers were not willing to cough up the desired pick.
After a shaky offseason, the Texans are in a deep hole and it doesn’t look as if their path will be easy to get back to contending again.