HOUSTON — Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he and general manager Rick Smith have discussed signing Colin Kaepernick in the wake of last week's season-ending injury to quarterback Deshaun Watson. When asked about Kaepernick on Monday, a day after Tom Savage struggled in a 20-14 loss to the Colts, O'Brien said: "We talk about the roster and what's out there every day, Rick and I." O'Brien was then pressed on whether they have specifically discussed about adding Kaepernick. "Oh yeah, everybody gets discussed," he said. "Is that a problem? Isn't that the way most teams do it? People seem shocked by that." Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback, began the national anthem protest movement by kneeling last season. He remains unsigned.ELLIOTT SAGA: A federal appeals court has set a Thursday hearing as attorneys for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott seek a longer-lasting injunction to stop his six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations.SUSPENSION: Jeremy Kerley insists he did nothing wrong to warrant a four-game suspension. The Jets wide receiver-punt returner was banned from the team without pay by the NFL after the league said Kerley violated its policy on performance-enhancing substances. His suspension begins immediately.BOTCHED DEAL: Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown dismissed the idea he or anyone in his front office sabotaged the trade with the Bengals for quarterback AJ McCarron that fell apart last week. The teams failed to submit the proper paperwork to complete the trade before the NFL's 4 p.m. deadline.BRONCOS: Coach Vance Joseph is sticking with Brock Osweiler at quarterback after his sputtering return Sunday. FALCONS: Former Bucs kicker Matt Bryant's status is uncertain after he hurt his right calf during warmups before Sunday's loss at Carolina.SEAHAWKS: The team will stick with kicker Blair Walsh after he missed three field goals in Sunday's loss, coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly radio appearance.