Rapoport mentions that Watson has only waived his no-trade clause for the Dolphins despite some reports he’d be willing to consider other options.
Aside from the Dolphins, the Panthers were the other most mentioned team in the sweepstakes for Waton, but they had mostly backed off after the various civil and legal complaints regarding Watson’s sexual misconduct came to light.
Joe Person reported that Carolina could still pursue Watson in the offseason depending on how his legal situation unfolds. He adds he was told the no-trade waiver wasn’t an issue as it relates to the Panthers.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the situation this week.
“We don’t have all the access to that information at this time at this point in time,” Goodell said, per Aaron Wilson. “Obviously, the police have been investigating also. We don’t have all the access to that information at this point in time. We pride ourselves on not interfering in that (legal process) and being as cooperative as we can to make sure we get all of the facts. I think that process is still ongoing.”
The 26-year-old, who hasn’t played this season, appeared in all 16 games for the Texans in 2020 and passed for 4,823 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 444 yards and three touchdowns.
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