Deshaun Watson trade rumors: Texans QB still wants to be moved, but teams aren't showing interest

  • NFL Texans American Football Deshaun Watson is set to report to Texans training camp, but that doesn't mean he's happy in Houston.In fact, the 25-year-old quarterback still wants to be traded by the Texans. He's just facing a small obstacle in his quest to make that happen: Per ESPN's Ed Werder, no team has asked Watson to waive his no-trade clause to facilitate any deal, indicating a lack of trade interest. QB Deshaun Watson still wants #Texans to trade him. He has no-trade clause in his contract so he and his representation would be directly involved in any such eventual move if it happens. So far no team has asked he waive the clause to accommodate a potential trade.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021Watson's concerns aren't related to his on-field performance. He completed 70.2 percent of his passes for 4,823 yards, 33 passing touchdowns and just seven interceptions last year, despite being surrounded by a weak supporting cast in Houston.MORE: Aaron Rodgers completes offseason training before Packers camp However, Watson has major off-the-field problems. Watson faces 23 civil suits accusing him of inappropriate conduct and sexual assault. As such, it makes minimal sense for any team to consider trading for Watson until his[......]

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    Baker Mayfield better off playing long game with Browns contract extension

  • NFL Browns American Football No team has more hype going into the 2021 NFL season than the Cleveland Browns. With that, there comes some eagerness to take care of a contract extension for quarterback Baker Mayfield.But the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, fresh off leading to the Browns to a playoff victory last season, has no good reason to oblige to the contract expedition. With the state of the league's franchise QB market, the later the better for Mayfield to sign a new deal. MORE: No talks yet for Browns, Mayfield | Breaking down Mayfield's current contractMayfield made the big step toward securing his future in Cleveland with a massive improvement in efficiency during offensive-minded coach's Kevin Stefanski's first year. He transitioned from question mark to keeper in a key Year 3. That also means he set up a chance to push to his ceiling in his fourth season. That puts him a great position to maximize the value of his next contract.With the escalating QB salaries, Mayfield, even though he is still short of being a top-10 player at his position, has a strong baseline for the bump on his average annual salary. As Patrick Mahomes ($45 million), Dak Prescott ($40 million) and Deshaun Watson ($39 million) all got big rais[......]

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    Carl Crawford, Wade Miley among players not likely to travel to Australia for Dodgers-Diamondbacks series

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks are set to depart for the land Down Under Sunday evening, but they're leaving some players back home in the States. Roster rules for the odd "It's kind of the opener but not" series are requiring some to stay behind, plus the managers want to keep pitchers on schedule since travel time to Australia takes a day and there are only two games, March 22 and 23.   Starting left fielder Carl Crawford and starting pitcher Dan Haren are not expected to travel for the Dodgers, manager Don Mattingly said Saturday. Diamondbacks' manager Kirk Gibson also announced which starting pitchers wouldn't travel.  MORE: Opening Series TV info | NL West preview | FANTASY REPORT: Dbacks | DodgersAs expected, Dbacks will leave starters Miley, McCarthy, Arroyo home, Gibson confirms. Plan to take 3 Cs, Montero, Blanco, Gosewisch.— Jack Magruder (@JackMagruder) March 15, 2014Dodgers outfielder Crawford is expecting a child "any day now" with fiancé Evelyn Lozado. "At this point, Carl is not going," Mattingly said.The Dodgers thought about taking Haren, their No. 4 starter, to Australia in case of an injury or som夜网论坛e other circumstance prevented Clayton Kershaw and/or Hyun-Jin Ryu from pitching. Kershaw is scheduled to start the opener March 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground. Ryu is scheduled to start the second game."Haren, as of right now, won't be on the plane," Mattingly said.Veteran left-hander Paul Maholm, who signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal[......]

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    Royals GM: 'I'm as frustrated as anyone'

  • The Kansas City Royals were expected by many (including Sporting News) to contend for a playoff spot after last season's 86-win campaign.That could still happen, of course, but right now the Royals find themselves at 14-17, six games back in the AL Central and well down on the list of wild-card contenders. The biggest culprit has been the offense: KC has scored 121 runs; only the Houston Astros have fewer runs among AL teams. "I'm as frustrated as anyone," Royals GM Dayton Moore told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "It's very simple why we're not winning as much as we should be — we're getting plenty of base runners but just not driving them in."(Monday) was another example," he said, referring to the team's 6-5 loss to the San Diego Padres. "What did we have, 19 base runners? That's a game we dominated but couldn't get enough runs home. Our ability to get runs home has to improve. Period." The team has a .241 batting average with runners in scoring position and just .211 with RISP and two outs."That's the time when, as a group, you have to concentrate and come up with your best at-bat," Moore said. "I get that we want to be aggressive and make things happen. But you also have to be selective and wait for your pitch to do some damage. That夜网论坛's not happening right now."One thing Moore says will change immediately: The team's propensity for swinging at 3-0 pitches."The results of that are unacceptable," Moore said. "That (situation) has been addressed (with manager Ned Yost[......]

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