REPORT: Dolphins And Texans Have Agreed On Deshaun Watson Trade But Dolphins Owner Wants “Legal Issues” Resolved

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The Houston Texans and Miami Dolphins have agreed on terms on a trade that would send Deshaun Watson to the Dolphins but there still seems to be some obstacles that are left.

 A new report from longtime Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain indicated that Watson and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are the only things now standing in the way of a trade.

Per the report, the Dolphins and Texans have agreed on compensation and Ross has signed off on the deal, with the understanding that Watson settles his legal issues stemming from 22 accusations of sexual misconduct and that he gets some sort of indication from Goodell as to whether or not Watson will be suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy.

The compensation package for Watson, according to McClain’s report, would include the three first-round picks the Texans have been seeking but likely something less than the additional two second-round choices they wanted. Watson would have to agree to waive his no-trade clause before the Texans can move him, but Miami has long been reported as his preferred destination.

A trade agreement seems to be reached but Watson’s situation is so much more complicated than that. The NFL trade deadline is Nov. 2 at 4:00 p.m. eastern time.