Report: Howie Roseman 'really aggressive' in pursuit for Deshaun Watson

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With six weeks of the 2021 NFL season in the books, Deshaun Watson—who has yet to play a snap for the Texans amid sexual assault allegations—is back in the news, as trade rumors heat up once again.

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly the frontrunners to land Watson, but the Eagles continue to be mentioned in the conversation.

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According to Houston Texans reporter Aaron Wilson, Eagles GM Howie Roseman aggressively pursued Watson, but ultimately Watson declined a trade to Philadelphia.

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"At one point Philadelphia was really aggressive in this, to the point where Howie Roseman had even contacted Deshaun's legal team," Wilson told CBS Sports' Zach Gelb. "He had sent an investigator down here, he had done a lot of work in this...Deshaun wouldn't waive his no trade clause for the Eagles. He has some power in this, he can choose his own team. I think for Philly, Howie has been pretty pragmatic about it, where he has kept tabs on this, I just don't see him getting back involved."