Report: Texans trade Brock Osweiler to Browns

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The Houston Texans can now move on from Brock Osweiler and look for a new starting quarterback.

This is quite a shocking move

The Houston Texans have traded quarterback Brock Osweiler as well as a 2018 second round to the Cleveland Browns in order to dump his salary.

This is comical.

But it makes sense and helps the Texans get some cap relief by getting rid of Osweiler’s contract.

This is purely an NBA-type trade and will be interesting to see if other NFL teams make similar trades down the road in order to free up money.

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Osweiler signed a four-year, $72 million contract along with $37 million guaranteed last year with the Texans. Now Houston can make some moves as they look to replace players like Quintin Demps and A.J. Bouye who are leaving via free agency.

This also gives the Texans more money to sign Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Now I know the Cowboys say they aren’t going to cut Romo, they want to trade him.  But at some point they will release him because there’s not much of a trade market for him.

The good news for the Browns is that if Osweiler doesn’t work for them, they can cut him next year without a problem.

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