NFL insider shuts down latest Deshaun Watson trade rumor

Late Wednesday night, a report surfaced from Chris Trapasso saying that the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles were attempting to come to an agreement on a trade that would send Deshaun Watson to Philly.

On Thursday morning, NFL insider Mike Florio shut down those rumors noting that NFL teams are still concerned that Watson could go to jail.

From Pro Football Talk:

Contrary to a report that trade talks between the Eagles and Texans regarding a potential Watson deal are “heating up,” a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that they are not.

The problem at this point is the looming possibility of prosecution. As previously mentioned, Watson’s camp believes that the evidence against him inevitably will be presented to a grand jury. If he’s indicted on felony charges, the NFL undoubtedly will place him on paid leave until the case is resolved. Until then, it’s possible he’ll be convicted and then incarcerated.

“Teams have to wait to make sure jail isn’t a possibility,” one source explained.