Texans go virtual on Wednesday with several players sick

The Houston Texans players did not meet in person on Wednesday. The team opted to go virtual with meetings and press conferences after several players were feeling sick.

"We've got a few players that are under the weather right now sick and our medical team just felt like it would be best for cautionary reasons just to keep them home," Head Coach David Culley said Wednesday via Zoom. "But we will be back business as usual tomorrow."

Culley said there were no positive COVID-19 tests among the players to report. DE Jacob Martin said players, especially those who played in 2020, have had plenty of practice working from home and wouldn't be affected by the sudden schedule change.

"We have a pretty good understanding of what needs to be done in terms of routine on Wednesdays and things like that, which would be a full-padded run day for us," Martin said. "Now it's just really time to dive in and take a closer look at our opponents and focus on the film that we had for when we played them, and really be dialed into those small details so we can get ready for Thursday's practice tomorrow."

The NFL implemented heightened protocols around Thanksgiving, which included testing players and staff twice after the holiday and mask mandate indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, between Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

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