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Sport Texans, Watson at a 'Standstill' in Trade Talks as Sexual Assault Lawsuits Loom

06:16  06 august  2021
06:16  06 august  2021 Source:   si.com

Report: Texans Willing to Trade Watson, Looking for Combination of High Draft Picks

  Report: Texans Willing to Trade Watson, Looking for Combination of High Draft Picks The Texans are reportedly listening to trade offers for Deshaun Watson that involve multiple high draft picks and starting-caliber players. View the original article to see embedded media.The Texans are willing to trade Deshaun Watson and have been listening to trade offers "for some time," per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport. The Texans are looking for at least three first-round picks for Watson, per the report.

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Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson faces 22 civil and reportedly 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual harassment and assault.

The Texans are reportedly at a "standstill" in Deshaun Watson trade talks as the team is allegedly not returning phone calls from other franchises, according to FOX NFL's Jay Glazer.

NFL Network reported last week that Houston was open to receiving trade offers for their quarterback, who is currently facing 22 civil and reportedly 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual misconduct. Even before the first lawsuit was filed, Watson was adamant he wanted to be traded.

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Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, the asking price for the franchise's quarterback is high—at least three first-round picks. ESPN later confirmed the report and added that Houston is looking for a combination of five high draft picks and starting-caliber players. The Texans don't feel like they've received a "serious offer," according to ESPN's Sarah Barshop.

Now Is Not the Time for Deshaun Watson Trade Speculation

Watson reported to training camp Sunday, as first reported by NFL Network, in order to avoid a $50,000 daily fine, ESPN later confirmed. However, his stance on a trade has not wavered and he reiterated his request when he showed up to camp.

But Watson has not practiced for three consecutive days, Barshop reported Thursday. She added that head coach David Culley said "nothing has changed" with Watson.

Panthers are quietly keeping an eye on Deshaun Watson

  Panthers are quietly keeping an eye on Deshaun Watson The Texans want to trade quarterback Deshaun Watson. For now, however, they haven’t gotten an offer that they’re willing to accept. The number of teams interested in Watson remains unclear. The Eagles definitely are. The Dolphins aren’t believed to be. The Broncos seem to be willing to ride with Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater for [more]The number of teams interested in Watson remains unclear. The Eagles definitely are. The Dolphins aren’t believed to be. The Broncos seem to be willing to ride with Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater for 2021, content to explore their options for 2022 when 2022 comes.

The civil lawsuits still loom over Watson's head, and the number of accusers speaking with local police continue to rise. ESPN's John Barr reported last week that 10 women have filed criminal complaints against the quarterback with the Houston Police Department. Eight of the women to log criminal complaints have also filed civil suits, per Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin.

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NFL prevents Texans from closing camp early to cut off media access .
Houston will have to continue to have open practices until Aug. 26, two days before the team's preseason finale against the Buccaneers.According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, the Texans told reporters that Wednesday would be the final day before the team switched to regular-season mode Thursday. Per NFL policy, however, "all daily practices must be open in their entirety to local media through Aug. 26," putting the kibosh on Houston's attempts to keep reporters away.

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