Per Jerome Solomon from the Ultimate Texans Blog:
Trading DeMeco Ryans to the Philadelphia Eagles was a body blow to Texans players that will take some time to absorb. Here are a few text messages from current or former players:
"WTF!! You know what they are up to?"
"Damn, man, and they talk about loyalty."
"Cold-blooded, man, cold-blooded. But Meco will be better off for it. He’s going to dominate in Philly."
"They don’t what leadership means, do they? Bet they won’t finish No. 2 in defense next season."
"It’s an ugly business. We’re not the same team without him. Gonna take a lot to replace Meco."
Players went onto Twitter with public comments as well.
Owen Daniels: "Seriously? Meco too?"
Brian Cushing: "I wouldn’t be half the player or person I am today without @DRyans59 this one hurts. Philly got a unbelievable player and leader today. #59″
Glover Quin: "Honored to have had the chance to play with and learn from @DRyans59.. True leader and great person… Preciate you bro."