鈥?No investigation or federal case needed this time. The NFL says a bad football used in a preseason game Thursday night was simply defective.The league said in a statement Friday that a ball was removed from play during the third quarter of the Steelers-Eagles game in Philadelphia and will be sent back to manufacturer Wilson for review.Questions about an underinflated football flared among fans online after the preseason opener when a sideline radio reporter tweeted that he saw a ball looking “VERY deflated” after an incompletion thrown by Pittsburgh rookie Mason Rudolph.That immediately brought back reminders of “Deflategate Jaleel Scott Color Rush Jersey
,” the scandal caused when New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady used underinflated footballs during the 2015 AFC championship game. Brady was ultimately suspended four games in 2016 for his role in a case that climbed all the way to a federal appeals court.The saga prompted the NFL to change how it handles footballs before and during games.NFL officials say all the proper procedures were followed during the game Thursday night. The Houston Texans have signed four unrestricted free agents led by cornerback Aaron Colvin and re-signed seven of their own free agents, including veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph.
Houston also signed center Zach Fulton Cassius Marsh Color Rush Jersey , tackle Seantrel Henderson and guard Senio Kelemete and re-signed defensive end Angelo Blackson, receiver Bruce Ellington Andrei Svechnikov Jersey , outside linebacker Ufomba Kamalu, punter Shane Lechler Adidas Corey Perry Jersey , safety Corey Moore and inside linebacker Brian Peters.
Colvin played for the Jaguars the past four seasons where he had 164 tackles, 14 passes defended and 12 tackles for losses. A fourth-round pick in 2014 Authentic Michael Gallup Jersey , Colvin appeared in every game for the Jaguars last season and had his first career interception in Jacksonville's playoff game against the Bills.
Fulton has started 46 games over the past four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Henderson started at right tackle in 26 games combined for the Buffalo Bills over the past four seasons. Kelemete started eight regular-season games for New Orleans last season and appeared in both of the team's playoff games.
Joseph is a 12-year veteran who has spent the past seven seasons in Houston. He has started 103 games for the Texans and has 14 interceptions and 329 tackles.