Multiple teams are still interested in trading for Texans QB Deshaun Watson, as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. Rapoport added that the disgruntled QB is expected to be traded by the November 2nd trade deadline.
Watson has no interest in playing for the Texans, and the Texans have no interest in putting him on the field and risking any injury. He has not suited up all year, and won’t until he is gone from the franchise.
When he does get traded, Rapoport says the QB — who has not been criminally charged at this point — should be eligible to play for any team that acquires him. He cited the provision of the NFL’s personal conduct policy that states that a player can be placed on the exempt list if he has been charged with a felony or violent crime.
A recent report indicated that the Panthers and Eagles were no longer involved in the Watson sweepstakes and that the Dolphins were the only team left standing.
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that no team has been as motivated as the Dolphins to get a deal done. So far, we seem to only know of Miami being the only team that Watson would waive his no-trade clause for. It is unclear if he would waive it if the Texans made a deal with another team, per NFL Network.
Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual assault or sexual misconduct during sessions with various massage therapists in the Houston area.
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