Texans' Randall Cobb on trade rumors: 'I don't know what to think or believe'


HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Randall Cobb's honesty and transparency on Zoom conferences with media members continued Wednesday when he admitted to being surprised by the Texans' 1-5 start, and not knowing what to make of trade rumors.

The rumors were addressed among the entire team, quarterback Deshaun Watson said later, assuring this is the group of players the Texans will move forward with this season.

Cobb, however, is accepting the reality of the business.

When he signed a three-year, $27 million contract as a free agent this past offseason, he was expecting another Texans postseason run, and certainly not for the head coach and general manager to be fired.

"I’ve seen crazier things happen in this business since I’ve been in it," Cobb said when asked how he compartmentalizes with the trade deadline approaching. "You really just got to brace yourself and wait and see what happens. I bought a house here, so I planned on being here for the long haul.

"We’ll see how it all plays out. You take it day by day. I think there was some – there was a conversation after practice that took place. We’ll see. I don’t know what to think or what to believe. You just sit back and take it day by day and come to work and try to do your job every day.”

Cobb is the Texans' third-leading receiver with 277 yards and two touchdowns on 22 catches. Cobb is also Watson's third-most targeted receiver (28) behind Brandin Cooks (42) and Will Fuller (41).

The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 3.