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Andre Johnson, Deandre Hopkins trash Texans’ handling of Deshaun Watson

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The Texans are what you might call a not well-run organization. Houston is defined, effectively, by two players: Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt. Both are upset with the organization, especially the former, to the point that rumors have circulated that Watson may request a trade.

At the core of his fury with the team is that he was assured he would be part of the hiring process for a new general manager and head coach. Houston then hired New England’s Nick Caserio reportedly without consulting Watson, and was not planning to interview Watson’s primary coach request, the Chiefs’ Eric Bienemy.

On Tuesday, the team requested an interview with Bienemy in what seemed to be a transparent, desperate attempt to appease their franchise quarterback. Former Texans receivers Andre Johnson and Deandre Hopkins said their piece on the situation.

Johnson said Watson should stand his ground, which might imply a trade request, saying, “The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers.” Hopkins concurred.

Former Texans running back-turned-rapper Arian Foster chimed in, too.

The rumors about Watson potentially being traded have of course sparked speculation about whether the 49ers could acquire him. The Miami Dolphins have been mentioned as a viable destination.


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