Rick Smith denies ignoring Jay Cutler’s calls, asked about interest in Tony Romo

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The Houston Texans deny they ignored Jay Cutler.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported during last Saturday’s NFL draft broadcast that the Texans ignored the calls from free agent quarterback Jay Cutler.

Texans general manager Rick Smith was a guest on ESPN Radio and was asked about the report.

From FOX Sports:

"“I don’t know why that was reported. That’s just not true. I will tell you that that is not true,” he said."

I’m not sure where Rapoport got his information from. My guess is Cutler’s agent, but I have a hard time believing that the Texans wouldn’t have at least spoken with his representatives to let them know whether they’re interested.

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Smith was also asked if they were interested in acquiring former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo before he decided to retire and work for CBS.

"“The good thing is I don’t have to answer that question,” he said."

Smith is right, he doesn’t have to answer any questions about Romo because that ship has sailed.

But I do believe that Smith gave us the answer we are looking for.  If he wasn’t interested in Romo, he would have said so. Instead he dodged the question.