DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) – Somehow, someway, the Houston Texans have traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns.
“We are committed to bringing a championship to the city of Houston,” said Texans Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith. “We are exhaustive in our efforts and the resources provided by the McNair family allow us to operate that way. We continuously evaluate our decisions and processes to ensure the results match our goals and objectives. The decision to trade Brock was made because it was in the best interest of the team. It frees up both cash and salary cap room to continue to improve our football team. We appreciate Brock’s effort and leadership while he was with us and we wish him and his family well.”
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Cleveland receives a 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick. The Browns are sending a 2017 fourth-round pick to Houston.
The move will save the Texans $10 million in cap space.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Cleveland is planning on cutting Osweiler if they can’t move him in a trade.
The move could be a sign that Houston plans on trading for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, or they could attempt to sign him if he is released.