After attending four practices last week, Deshaun Watson misses practice on Monday

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Last week, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s frustration bubbled over while exiting the practice field. It didn’t happen on Monday, because he wasn’t at practice.

Via Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle, Watson didn’t attend practice on Monday with teammates. Last week, Watson attended four practices.

“Nothing has changed from last week,” Texans coach David Culley said Monday morning, ignoring the obvious difference from last week to this week (i.e., his absence from practice). “We’re not going to talk about what we do in personnel each day in practice. We haven’t done that all fall, so we’re not gonna do that.”

As explained on Sunday, news that grand jury subpoenas are being issued doesn’t mean an indictment is imminent. The Texans quite possibly will have to make some decisions about how to handle Watson while the legal process continues to unfold. And as we’ve said for weeks, the teams interested in Watson (Panthers, Broncos, Eagles, and maybe Dolphins) won’t do anything until the criminal complaints are resolved.

15 responses to “After attending four practices last week, Deshaun Watson misses practice on Monday

  1. Watson said he wasn’t going to play another down for the Texans, and he said it was before any of this legal stuff came out. If your franchise QB wants out, let him leave. Evaluate your organization to see why a franchise QB wants to leave. The fact that the Texans blundered this whole thing so badly, gives a hint as to why a player would want to leave.

  2. Why should he? Nothing he does at a football practice will prepare him for either sitting on his couch or a prison cell.

  3. I hope DW is getting a lot of family and community support. He’s very young and in a very stressful and confusing and dynamic situation that can have disastrous consequences while he still has his whole life ahead of him. I really like the way the Texans haven’t wanted to talk about his situation as it shouldn’t be vanity fair. This website loves to post about DW’s every whim because thats how you make money. Joining news with news consumers while advertisers squeeze in. Deshaun deserves the best support possible from the football communities. The people who deem prostitution a crime or sin do not have a good argument and by criminalizing these people, they stimatize normal human behaviour which can also have disatrous consequences upon our societys most vulnerable.

  4. probably just needed a couple days to get his freak on.
    .
    he’ll be back…as a texan…

  5. chieflion says:
    August 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm
    I hope DW is getting a lot of family and community support. He’s very young and in a very stressful and confusing and dynamic situation that can have disastrous consequences while he still has his whole life ahead of him. I really like the way the Texans haven’t wanted to talk about his situation as it shouldn’t be vanity fair. This website loves to post about DW’s every whim because thats how you make money. Joining news with news consumers while advertisers squeeze in. Deshaun deserves the best support possible from the football communities. The people who deem prostitution a crime or sin do not have a good argument and by criminalizing these people, they stimatize normal human behaviour which can also have disatrous consequences upon our societys most vulnerable.
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    I was going to post a retort to this comment but as I started to type i remembered what my father taught me, “you can’t change stupid people”

  6. “The people who deem prostitution a crime or sin do not have a good argument and by criminalizing these people, they stimatize normal human behaviour which can also have disatrous consequences upon our societys most vulnerable.”

    Watson used his influence and affluence to prey on Massage Therapists. I pray that you do not have a sister, daughter & that your mother comes down to her basement and slaps some sense into you.

  7. I’m so tired of seeing Deshaun Watson stories come up under “Philadelphia Eagles” searches. The owner doesn’t want him. The front office doesn’t want him. The fans don’t want him. Comparisons to the zeagles signing Michael Vick are weak, too. Vick served time in a Federal prison and was contrite. The team that would sign him is begging for a public relations nightmare. I hope he languishes in Houston (or jail, if that’s where he, in fact, belongs). No GM in his right mind would give up three firsts for him without knowing with certainty that he won’t face league punishment (players have faced severe punishment for much less). I look forward to the day we stop reading headlines about Deshsun Watson.

  8. He’ll sit the bench for 2021, or prison.
    Texans will suck, getting the #1 overall pick next draft.
    Draft his replacement, and trade Watson, build up their draft ammo and start from scratch.
    Next offseason, Watson will either be cleared or serve his penance.
    Other NFL teams will have a clearer picture of their own QB needs.
    Just have to wait out the drama of Watson for this season.

  9. I say bench him for the entire season and make him stir. Set an example for the owners to not let a prize package take over and put your head on a chopping block. The team is living up to its contract but someone isnt, and why they let that someone has his way is confusing at best.
    I know they want to avoid him having an injury and risking his value but hey, your paying him big big bucks now to do nothing.

  10. I think the team is waiting for the bobble head commissioner to make a decision on him….why hasn’t he done SOMETHING in regards to him at this point …. He can ALWAYS REVERSE any decision if Watson gets cleared or settles the case….

  11. Deshaun Watson’s career is over. He will never recover from this, even if he manages to get back on the field at some point. The Houston Texans are trying to do everything they can to preserve some semblance of value in a player that has become completely worthless and untouchable. Slow motion train wreck in Houston.

  12. If the plan is to hope his legal issues get worked out before trading him this coming offseason then making him 4th string and just waiting the year is fine. But I have a feeling the Texans are afraid he’s effectively already suspended so to avoid the NFL making that official they’re just not going to press the issue in any way. But that kind of uncertainty just keeps his trade value at near zero. Nobody is going to trade for him without some confirmation they could actually play him.

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