The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The Texans have another problem in their backfield all of a sudden. Despite reports that Thomas was going to sign with the Texans after a workout today, his agent says that’s not the case. Lamont Smith just tweeted out word that there was no deal, saying Thomas “had a great visit and work out with texans, unfortunately we were unable to agree on terms.”
Diehards Line: As PFT notes, Thomas has some degree of leverage since the Texans are going to be without Arian Foster for at least part of the regular season because of groin surgery. But this leaves them in the hands (or feet) of Alfred Blue and Chris Polk for the moment, unless they find a way to sweeten the pot for Thomas. Stay tuned.