David Johnson reveals what Romeo Crennel told Texans about trade rumors
Another struggling team in the Houston Texans could make significant moves at the trade deadline in hopes of winning more games in the latter part of the season.
Texans running back David Johnson shared that interim head coach Romeo Crennel recently reaffirmed his men that he wants to keep everyone on the team ahead of the deadline, according to NFL’s Tom Pelissero.
#Texans RB David Johnson told me Romeo Crennel "cleared the air" by addressing players about trade rumors. Still, what happens today against the #Packers — Houston's last before the Nov. 3 deadline — figures to impact what happens next. @nflnetwork @NFLGameDay pic.twitter.com/nJwss6VIVB
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 25, 2020
However, the situation outside of the organization has been rather different with many talking heads inferring that the Texans will look to deal multiple players.
“Along those lines, the Texans have also been a hard team for others to read. But Kenny Stills is in a contract year, and Will Fuller’s heading into his option year in 2021. Randall Cobb and Brandin Cooks could also have some trade value, given the skins those guys have on the wall and their relatively manageable contract numbers. My sense is the team will wait to see what happens Sunday against the Packers, then chart a path on any potential offloading of veterans.”
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora also noted that rival executives expect the Texans to trade at least one receiver by the deadline. It could possibly be fifth-year player Will Fuller or veteran Brandin Cooks who are the most talked about at this point. The team is also reported to be gauging the market for veteran pass rusher Whitney Mercilus.
Executive Vice President of Football Operations Jack Easterby, who is also helping with the general manager search, has been slotting in the said role for the time being.
While it is highly unlikely that the Texans will engage in a blockbuster trade given the team’s current situation, a trade or two is still possible to push through come the trade deadline on November 3.