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On Tuesday, the NFL said there are currently “no restrictions” on quarterback Deshaun Watson’s participation in Houston Texans activities as the league continues to investigate sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him.
Watson reported to camp on Sunday but is still requesting a trade. A league source told The Athletic that the NFL has not been given access to speak to many of the plaintiffs of the 22 civil lawsuits filed against Watson, or to relevant third parties. The league also does not yet have access to evidence gathered by police, whose criminal investigation is ongoing.
A spokesperson for the office of Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, confirmed to The Athletic on Monday that 10 women have filed police complaints against Watson. Eight of the women are among the 22 who have filed civil lawsuits against him. Two women who reported complaints to Houston police have not filed civil lawsuits against Watson.
Through his attorney, Watson has denied all allegations.
Meanwhile, the Texans have been busy, trading for Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller amid reports that Randall Cobb will be traded.
Check out more on Aaron Reiss’ 53-man roster projection for the Texans here and a timeline of the events surrounding Watson can be found here. Also below, Sheil Kapadia answers seven key questions regarding a trade that could send Watson to an oft-mentioned suitor: the Philadelphia Eagles.