If teams wanted to make a deal with the Houston Texans, they had to come through with something worthwhile.
The Texans didn’t trade wide receiver Will Fuller to the Green Bay Packers because the two sides couldn’t agree on draft pick compensation as the 1-6 AFC South franchise wanted a second-round draft pick in exchange for him. The Packers declined to meet that asking price, instead offering middle-round draft pick compensation and also wanting the Texans to pay a portion of Fuller’s remaining $10.162 million fifth-year club option.
Texans interim coach Romeo Crennel made it clear before the deadline that he did not want to trade Fuller. He also stated that no team came through with a ‘deluxe nut package’ either to sway the team to move players.
“I told him that before the trade thing even started, I told him that I w anted him on the team,” Crennel said Wednesday morning one day after the NFL trade deadline. ” I wanted all these guys on the team. I didn’t want to trade anybody. I wanted them all on the team.
“When you’re talking about trading, I’m not taking peanuts, right? Nobody really came through with a deluxe nut package. If there had been some deluxe nuts laid out on the table, it could have been a different deal.”
Aside from Fuller, the Texans also declined to trade outside linebacker Jacob Martin back to the Seattle Seahawks after being offered a fifth-round draft pick.
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