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Report: Texans won’t trade for Tony Romo

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There’s currently a game of Texas Hold ‘Em going on with quarterback Tony Romo.

While the Cowboys are sitting on their quarterback in hopes of ginning up a trade (even after he’s said his goodbye to Dallas fans), the team considered one of the likely suitors is sitting tight.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans won’t trade for Romo, but would be interested in him in free agency if/when Dallas cuts him.

That’s essentially the same position the Broncos have taken as it pertains to Romo, which cuts into Dallas owner Jerry Jones’ bargaining position.

Of course, the Broncos are in a little better position to play hardball with Jones, since they have incumbent starter Trevor Siemian and 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch on the roster.

The Texans are sitting there with Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden after giving the Browns a 2018 second-round pick to take Brock Osweiler off their payroll. So it’s clear they have a need at the position, which is probably why Jones is sitting there calling their bluff for the moment.

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34 Responses to “Report: Texans won’t trade for Tony Romo”
  1. posigen says: Mar 10, 2017 8:42 AM

    Jay Cutler to Houston if Romo doesn’t work out?

  2. jackknows says: Mar 10, 2017 8:48 AM

    Jones can sit till the cows come home. Let’s sign a RT. If Jones wants the caphit hang onto Romo

  3. brendafortheboyz says: Mar 10, 2017 8:50 AM

    Didn’t the Broncos trade Siemian?? Neither team is sitting very pretty at q/b. Weeden…lol…I’d hate to depend on him to even be my backup!!

  4. dedicatedhawkfan says: Mar 10, 2017 8:51 AM

    good ole Jerrah Jones – “do right” only pertains to what Romo does, not what Jones does to Romo? I’ve maintained from the start that Jones would hold onto Romo until it was too late for him to find another team. looks like I may be right. smh…

  5. eazeback says: Mar 10, 2017 8:53 AM

    enough is a enough! no one is trading for someone that they know is going to be released!

  6. fumblenuts says: Mar 10, 2017 8:58 AM

    One way or another he’ll be a Texan….

  7. feckyerlife says: Mar 10, 2017 8:58 AM

    The texans should just ship 2 1’s to pats and get Jimmy G

  8. nnagi says: Mar 10, 2017 9:01 AM

    Hold tight, Jerry, we need the salary cap relief of a trade, something the Texans are familiar with…they need Romo

  9. conormacleod says: Mar 10, 2017 9:02 AM

    There’s a couple other guys out there that the Texans could get. And probably should get, even if Romo is had. Who is going to play games 2-16 after Romo gets hurt?

  10. sportoficionado says: Mar 10, 2017 9:05 AM

    Both the AFC south and west divisions have sub par play at the QB position (with exception to Luck and Carr, maybe Mariota ). Adding a QB like Romo could be a big boost to either Houston or Denver, which both were hindered to a great deal by their lack of playmaking by their QBs. Romo’s deal being essentially a 1 year $14 mil contract (remaining, $18 and $19 mil are team options and are not guaranteed), what are they waiting for? Would you try to outbid one another (never to get lower than the $14 mil on the table right now) once he is cut or trade a pick now and avoid all that.

  11. florio4president says: Mar 10, 2017 9:05 AM

    I would hold onto Romo as long as it takes if Im Jerrah…..Screw Houston….Gave up a 2nd rounder to rid themselves of Osweiler, so that sets the standard of at least a 2nd in 2017 for Romo…or swapping positions in the 1st round…Your call Houston…Texans are complete fools not to jump on getting Romo ASAP..

  12. 1stargazer says: Mar 10, 2017 9:05 AM

    O.K. Texans, sign Cutler or stay with your current scrubs and continue your losing ways until you no longer have a good defense. You could trade a conditional pick for Romo and have a chance at a Super Bowl, but the Texans are much too smart to do that.
    Signed: The only team in NFL history to give a team a 2nd round pick to take a player.

  13. vicksdawgpound says: Mar 10, 2017 9:16 AM

    LoL poor old Jerrah doing what’s best for himself. Just cut the poor guy so he can sign with his new team and start learning the playbook

  14. bluebongzilla says: Mar 10, 2017 9:18 AM

    Keep him. Best QB duo in the NFL.

  15. pastabelly says: Mar 10, 2017 9:18 AM

    If Jerry Jones likes Tony Romo so much, why doesn’t he release him and allow him to pick his own destination (especially now that Cousins signed his franchise tender)?

  16. craigkintexas says: Mar 10, 2017 9:31 AM

    Jerrah speak with forked tongue much?

  17. thapurrinlion says: Mar 10, 2017 10:06 AM

    If the Texans have interest they should trade. Romo isn’t signing for less than $14 million a year and if they sign him as a free agent, good luck getting a high compensatory pick for losing Bouye.

  18. htown1035 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:48 AM

    thapurrinlion says:
    Mar 10, 2017 10:06 AM

    If the Texans have interest they should trade. Romo isn’t signing for less than $14 million a year and if they sign him as a free agent, good luck getting a high compensatory pick for losing Bouye.
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    If Romo wants to play for a team he’ll sign for less. The talk has been giving him a base of $10-$12M with incentives which is more than fair for a 37 year old QB with a lot of question marks.

  19. htown1035 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:49 AM

    bluebongzilla says:
    Mar 10, 2017 9:18 AM

    Keep him. Best QB duo in the NFL.
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    Lot of good a QB duo is in the NFL…lol

  20. htown1035 says: Mar 10, 2017 10:51 AM

    O.K. Texans, sign Cutler or stay with your current scrubs and continue your losing ways until you no longer have a good defense. You could trade a conditional pick for Romo and have a chance at a Super Bowl, but the Texans are much too smart to do that.
    Signed: The only team in NFL history to give a team a 2nd round pick to take a player.
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    Losing ways? You do know that even with Brock they won the division and a playoff game? It still counts no matter how you try to qualify it. And they want no part of Cutler.

    Even if they traded for Romo, they’d have to take on his contract and at this point he’s not necessarily worth that.

    And there’s no one that can say they did a bad thing by getting rid of Brock and his overblown contract by any means necessary. Even if they don’t get Romo and trot Savage and Weeden out there next year, it was still worth it getting Brock out of town.

  21. zenoracledba says: Mar 10, 2017 10:54 AM

    Smart move by Texans for unloading overpaid and not ready to start Brock Osweiler. Texans should be thinking that this is a move that helps them get Romo, but is necessary whether you get Romo or not. Personally I think Texans should take a chance on Cutler…and my sources say that the mystery team Dallas is looking to trade with is Jacksonville…

  22. BringBackTheFlex says: Mar 10, 2017 11:00 AM

    Jones overplayed his hand. I mean, would you pay anything for a used car when you KNEW the owner was going to eventually abandon it, and soon.

  23. halfdoctor84 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:14 AM

    surprised to texans fans commenting so much …..

    texans need a qb…. do a conditional trade… win win….. no way texans fans willing to waste another yr of football w/out a qb

    those of you who;s saying the cost is too prohibitive for the texans should know romo will still make more as a free agent than he is for 2017 now (14 mil) so thats a moot point

  24. stlouisfan says: Mar 10, 2017 11:22 AM

    Realistically what are the Cowboys going to get for him ? 5th or a 6th round pick ? Its Jerry trying to be the smartest man in the room. Its a lot about nothing.

  25. kane337 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:22 AM

    Romo to the Jaguars since they like to spend money.

  26. RegisHawk says: Mar 10, 2017 11:39 AM

    Jerruh didn’t overplay anything. He just won’t release Tony until after the draft. It makes no difference to him…they’re going to designate Romo post-June-1 anyway in order to split up the cap-hit. He’s just holding out for the faint hope that someone will offer a moldy Ritz cracker for him.

  27. pacificdan says: Mar 10, 2017 11:48 AM

    If you are getting rid of Tony than just do it. It’s not fair to leave him hanging like this after he’s been such a grown up about this whole thing.

    However, I wish they’d keep him. There is no guarantee Dak won’t have a second year slump or get hurt.

  28. fmc651 says: Mar 10, 2017 11:55 AM

    stlouisfan says:
    Mar 10, 2017 11:22 AM
    Realistically what are the Cowboys going to get for him ? 5th or a 6th round pick ?

    ))))))))))))
    The Boys aren’t getting anything for him. They will take a cap hit or dump him. Why would a team give up anything for a guy that will be most likely released? They wouldn’t.

  29. ztigr says: Mar 10, 2017 2:04 PM

    Don’t give Jerry anything, it will just stroke his ego.

  30. primetime2123 says: Mar 10, 2017 4:39 PM

    Jerry is scared Romo going to the Texans will be a better team than the Cowboys

  31. TD Hawk says: Mar 10, 2017 7:34 PM

    I love Tony but for any team, two numerals: 36. Father Time is undefeated.

  32. mark0226 says: Mar 10, 2017 8:28 PM

    If Texans want him, they need to trade for him or offer more money than Elway. If they offer the same deal, why would Romo pick Houston over Denver with that defense?

  33. bhampax says: Mar 10, 2017 10:23 PM

    If Texans want him, they need to trade for him or offer more money than Elway. If they offer the same deal, why would Romo pick Houston over Denver with that defense?

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    Can think of a few.

    1.) Houston’s defense is superb. #1 in the NFL last year without their best defensive player and their nickel corner out for most of the year (Bouye was their 4th corner and just got signed as a starter).

    Wasn’t sure what you were getting at with the _that_ defense comment…

    2.) Romo doesn’t have to move his family. Dallas is a 4 hour drive and if he signs a 2 year deal, he (or his wife) may not want to move from Dallas.

    3.) Denver is playing with a rookie head coach.

    4.) Houston Pass Blocking ranked 10th last year, Broncos were 23rd.

    So, the real question is – what about Denver’s situation makes it a better opportunity for Romo?

  34. laffers says: Mar 13, 2017 7:58 PM

    For a change JJ misplayed his hand in a big way. It’s real tough to manufacture leverage AFTER your QB has already said goodbye to everyone.

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