According to Jason La Canfora, the Texans are discussing trades to deal away players with a number of organizations ahead of next week’s NFL trade deadline.
Texans owner Cal McNair has been advised to try and boost the team’s future draft capital and financial situation as much as possible after the disastrous management by previous HC/GM Bill O’Brien, as it will help the team be more compelling for top general manager candidates.
La Canfora says the Texans are expected to trade at least one wide receiver before the deadline, as it’s their deepest position. Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks are the two who have drawn the most interest so far. Houston also has veteran WRs Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills potentially available.
It looks like Houston has been active and could be a source of a trade or two in the next several days.
Fuller, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2016. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $10.164 million contract and stood to make a base salary of $1.83 million for the 2019 season when the Texans exercised his fifth-year option last offseason.
The option is worth $10.1 million for the 2020 season. Fuller will be an unrestricted free agent in 2021.
In 2020, Fuller has appeared in six games for the Texans and caught 28 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns.
We’ll have more on the Texans as the news is available.