Texans have 'softened stance' on trading Deshaun Watson, per report

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Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans may be positioning themselves to seriously consider trade offers for embattled quarterback Deshaun Watson in advance of the Nov. 2 trade deadline.

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Sunday morning, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported that in recent days, the Texans' stance "started to soften a little bit" in terms of their asking price for the 26-year-old:

Earlier this month, Glazer reported that the Texans turned down an offer for Watson that would have netted them three first-round picks and three third-round picks. It's unclear if that offer still stands, because we don't know what team made the proposal. Perhaps, though, the Texans would be willing to seriously consider it now.

Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits for sexual misconduct and a grand jury investigation in Harris County, in addition to a looming verdict from the NFL. All these allegations have come to light since Watson asked the Texans to trade him in January, shortly after the team went 4-12 in the 2020 campaign.

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