Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is remaining in optimal condition, working out independently with a private trainer while his legal team led by attorney Rusty Hardin deals with unresolved civil lawsuits filed by attorney Tony Buzbee.
The Pro Bowl quarterback and reigning NFL passing yardage leader posted workouts on Instagram, including throwing and footwork drills.
Watson appears to be in excellent shape while he contends with 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct.
Watson requested a trade in January and has a no-trade clause in his $156 million contract he signed before last season.
Any serious trade conversations, though, are on hold while the legal situation plays out in the civil court system along with a Houston Police Department investigation and a parallel NFL personal-conduct investigation led by Lisa Friel.
Until there's closure with those respective situations, any trade talks are regarded as extremely unlikely to heat up.
For now, Watson is staying ready.
Among the NFL teams most frequently linked to Watson as potential trade destinations: the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins.
Watson competed 70.2 percent of his passes last season for a career-high and franchise-record 4,823 yards, 33 touchdowns, seven interceptions and a 112.6 passer rating for a 4-12 Texans team.
A former first-round draft pick, consensus All-American and national championship game winner at Clemson, Watson has passed for 14,539 career yards, 104 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. He has rushed for 1,677 career yards with 17 touchdown runs in four NFL seasons.
Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years, including the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Previously at The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun, Wilson is on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.