Report: Texans prepared to keep Deshaun Watson on the 53-man roster and inactive every week

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The situation between the Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson continues to defy precedent.

According to Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790, the Texans are prepared to keep Watson on the active roster and declare him inactive each week.

The three-time Pro Bowler still has not rescinded his trade request from late January. Complicated matters are Watson’s involvement as a defendant in a lawsuit wherein 22 women allege he committed sexual assault. With the NFL conducting their own investigation, some teams interested have expressed the idea of their picks being conditional, should Watson face league punishment. However, the Texans won’t agree to conditional picks.

Watson would be paid $10.54 million just to be inactive every week. Meanwhile the Texans would start Tyrod Taylor in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars with backups Jeff Driskel and rookie Davis Mills on the bench.