Report: Watson won't attend OTAs, still wants trade
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is expected to be a no-show at the team's organized team activities this week, according to a report from NFL.com.
Watson also is reportedly firm on his request to be traded, which he made known to the team before he was accused of sexual misconduct in nearly two dozen lawsuits.
Watson's status for this season will depend on several things. The Houston Police Department and the National Football League are actively investigating Watson and depending on their findings, Watson at the very least could be in violation of the league's personal conduct policy.
The 25-year-old has denied at least part of the accusations and has not been around the team in months.
Despite his playing status being in limbo for the 2021 season, teams are still interested in trade for Watson, who is set to make $10.5 million in base salary as part of a four-year contract extension worth $156 million that was signed last September.
Meanwhile, the Texans are filling out their quarterback room with last season's leader in passing yards.
The Texans used a third round pick to draft Stanford's Davis Mills, and signed Tyrod Taylor and backup Jeff Driskel.
Houston's mandatory minicamp is set for June 15-17.