Report: 'Nothing has really changed' with Deshaun Watson
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: 'Nothing has really changed' with Texans star QB Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson continues to face 22 lawsuits alleging acts of sexual assault and misconduct amid reports he has wanted to be traded since the conclusion of the 2020 NFL season. 

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, "nothing has really changed" with Watson's situation in that the Texans haven't actively pursued dealing him, and there is no sign the attorneys involved in the lawsuits are close to reaching a settlement agreement.

Watson has been linked with the Philadelphia Eagles in trade rumors, but it seems unlikely any team would relinquish assets for the 25-year-old without knowing if he will be available to play this fall. He could be suspended under the the NFL's personal conduct policy or placed on the commissioner's exempt list. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported during the NFL Draft at least some around the league believe Watson won't play this year.

MMQB's Albert Breer said last week he thinks Watson will begin training camp on the commissioner's exempt list as he remains under criminal investigation.

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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