Texans among those paying respects to Floyd

Star defensive end J.J. Watt, head coach Bill O’Brien and team owner Cal McNair were among the Houston Texans’ contingent that attended the funeral service for George Floyd on Tuesday in Houston.Floyd, a black man, was killed May 25 when a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes while making an arrest. Floyd’s death sparked worldwide protests about racism and police brutality.Floyd was a graduate of Yates High School in Houston.Also attending the funeral, according to multiple media reports, were Texans executive vice president of football operations Jack Easterby, defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver, offensive coordinator Tim Kelly, and Hannah McNair, the vice president of the Texans’ foundation and the wife of Cal McNair.Defensive lineman D.J. Reader, who left the Texans to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals in April, also was at the service at the Fountain of Praise church.O’Brien informed the team last week that no offseason club activities would be held Tuesday, and he encouraged players to go to the funeral.

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