The trade talks between the Eagles and the Houston Texans surrounding Deshaun Watson are “heating up” and “both sides (are) attempting to come to an agreement”, according to a report from Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports.
The report is yet another in a long line of reports this summer linking the Eagles to Watson, who has been accused by 22 women of sexual assault.
Watson did report to Texans training camp last week, and took the practice field for the first few practices, but has since stopped practicing. It is unclear whether he will be suspended by the NFL this season or placed on the Commissioner’s Exempt List, which would also prevent him from practicing or playing.
The timing of the report is interesting considering the Eagles recently opened up over $14 million in salary cap space. Watson would cost the Eagles $10.5 million in cap space this season.
The Eagles have been linked to Watson throughout the offseason, with both national and local reporters stating time-and-time again that their interest in the Texans quarterback is serious and that the potential of a trade is very real.
The Eagles currently have Jalen Hurts as their first quarterback up in team drills, but have refused to name him the starter throughout the offseason and throughout training camp.
Whether the Eagles make a deal for Watson remains to be seen, but the more reports that come out, you have to wonder if it is a matter of when instead of if a deal gets done that brings Watson to Philadelphia.
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