Sport Texans, Watson at a 'Standstill' in Trade Talks as Sexual Assault Lawsuits Loom
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.
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, Watson was adamant he wanted to be traded.
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Per, 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 .
, as first reported by , in order to avoid a $50,000 daily fine, 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,. She added that head coach David Culley said "nothing has changed" with Watson.
The Texans’ Deshaun Watson strategy is doing David Culley no favors
The Texans presumably have a plan in place when it comes to their handling of quarterback Deshaun Watson. They apparently have not shared it with new coach David Culley. Or, perhaps, they don’t trust him to not blurt it out during a press conference. As a result, Culley is getting regularly grilled about the status [more]As a result, Culley is getting regularly grilled about the status of Watson, and Culley regularly is coming off as having no idea about the situation. For a man trying to establish himself as an NFL-caliber head coach after the team’s surprising decision to hire a candidate who had never been mentioned by anyone as a potential NFL head coach, Culley is being done no favors by the Texans.
The civil lawsuits still loom over Watson's head, and the number of accusers speaking with local police continue to rise. ESPN'sreported 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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A grand jury investigation has been launched into complaints against Deshaun Watson .
As civil litigation against Houston Texans star Deshaun Watson crawls forward, two sources have confirmed the Harris County District Attorney’s office has launched a grand jury investigation into the quarterback. One source described the subpoenas as seeking the testimony of a “small handful” of women who have recently filed sexual misconduct complaints against Watson with the Houston Police Department. There was no timeline given for the witness testimony or grand jury proceedings.