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Sport Report: Deshaun Watson suspension unlikely even after trade

05:45  28 october  2021
05:45  28 october  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

Deshaun Watson not interested in playing for Eagles?

  Deshaun Watson not interested in playing for Eagles? The Houston Texans may be inching closing to trading DeShaun Watson ahead of the Nov. 2 deadline, but there's apparently one interested team that Watson isn't interested in playing for.According to Texans reporter Aaron Wilson, the Philadelphia Eagles were aggressive in pursuing Watson at one point. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman even went through the trouble of contacting Watson’s legal team and sending an investigator to Houston. The issue is Watson has a no-trade clause, and he reportedly does not want to play for Philly.

One lingering question amid Deshaun Watson trade rumors is whether the quarterback would even be able to play for his new team.

  Report: Deshaun Watson suspension unlikely even after trade © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Watson is facing at least 22 allegations of sexual misconduct, which has been a major factor in the reluctance of many teams to trade for the Houston quarterback. NFL policy gives commissioner Roger Goodell to take action against players even without criminal charges, be it via suspension or placement on the exempt list. Given the substantial allegations against Watson, there has been speculation that the NFL may feel the need to take action if any team seeks to play Watson in a game.

Texans likely to be active sellers at NFL trade deadline, expected to deal veterans

  Texans likely to be active sellers at NFL trade deadline, expected to deal veterans Houston is fielding calls about players on both sides of the ball. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that the Texans are seeking as many affordable, future pieces as they can acquire. Whether that’s draft picks or players early into their rookie contracts, general manager Nick Caserio wants to fill out his roster with young talent.Multiple general managers believed left tackle Laremy Tunsil would have been moved by the NFL trade deadline, but he is on injured reserve after thumb surgery. If quarterback Tyrod Taylor is cleared to play before November, he could draw interest from multiple teams.

According to Jonathan Jones of CBS Sports, however, that is not likely to be the case. As long as Watson is not facing any criminal charges, the NFL is likely to allow Watson to play. This stance is known across the league, though some are skeptical that the NFL will hold to it if and when a trade takes place.

Watson has the right to block any trade. So far, there is only one team he’s prepared to go to. If that team believes the NFL’s stance, it could accelerate trade talks ahead of the Nov. 2 deadline.

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