ESPN’s Mike Wells lists Colts QB Jacoby Brissettas a potential trade candidate. While the Colts highly value Brissett, he’s in the final year of his deal and might bolt to a place where he can challenge to start.
ESPN’s Michael DiRocco lists Jaguars WR Dede Westbrookas a potential trade candidate, as he has fallen out of the rotation in Jacksonville but could still have value as a slot receiver elsewhere.
Jaguars activated 11 players from the practice squad COVID-19 list. (NFLTR)
The Athletic’s Aaron Reiss says the Texans could look to trade WR Will Fuller, as they’re deep at receiver and it’s unclear if they’ll be able to retain him when his contract expires this offseason. Reiss thinks Houston could get a third-round pick from a team like the Patriots.
Reiss adds the Texans could look to trade WR Kenny Stills for many of the same reasons, as well as freeing up the rest of his $7 million cap hit this year. However, Houston is unlikely to get much more than a sixth-round pick.
Reiss thinks the Texans could pull off a pick swap with a team like the Bills in exchange for veteran TE Daniel Fells.
Texans RB Duke Johnson is another trade candidate to clear some salary, though Reiss doesn’t think Houston will get anything close to the third-round pick it paid to acquire the minimally-used scatback.
If the Texans really wanted to blow it up, Reiss writes they could try something like trading DL J.J. Watt to a contender like the Saints for a first-round pick and DT Sheldon Rankins.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reveals that interim GM Jack Easterby had a hand in Houston firing VP of football administration Chris Olsen, as Easterby’s main job was grading the health of the football operations staff and Olsen wasn’t on board with the trade for LT Laremy Tunsil unless there was already an agreed-upon deal.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson made it very clear he would oppose the team trading any of his receivers: “Them boys ain’t getting traded. That was something we squashed at the end of practice. Randall (Cobb’s) not going anywhere. Nobody is going anywhere. All that stuff is something we wanted to squash.” (Aaron Wilson)
Texans WR Randall Cobb referenced that post-practice conversation when asked about potentially being traded: “I’ve seen crazier things happen. I bought a house here so I planned on being here for the long haul. We’ll see how it all plays out. There was a conversation after practice that took place. We’ll see.” (Wilson)
Fuller also said he’s not worrying too much about trade speculation: “Come to work every day, I can’t focus on that. That’s out of my control.” (Wilson)
Fuller has been healthy for the most part after injury issues his first four seasons, but doesn’t know if he’s found the solution: “I wish I had the answer for you. I don’t know. I’m doing similar things, just staying on top of my body. I think the coin just flipped my way this year.” (Wilson)
The Texans will make a decision on TE Kahale Warring‘s status coming back from injured reserve following the bye in Week 8. (Reiss)
ESPN’s Turron Davenport lists Titans WR Corey Davisas a potential trade candidate, as he’s in the final year of his deal, though Davenport says it would take a strong offer for the Titans to part with him.