Texans' David Culley on Watson not practicing: 'Does what we ask him to do'

Deshaun Watson isn't practicing, and that may be how the Texans conduct daily activities with the embattled Pro Bowl quarterback going forward.

Watson, who has a standing trade request, reported to training camp to avoid daily $50,000 fines and has a no-trade clause in his $156 million contract, is training inside NRG Stadium and attending meetings. He hasn't practiced the past two days. Watson missed five days of practice earlier in training camp to receive treatment for calf and ankle tightness.

Texans coach David Culley was more expansive Tuesday in explaining why Watson isn't on the practice field.

“Deshaun’s here,” Culley said Tuesday morning during his daily press conference before practice. "Every day he’s here, he comes in and works. He does what we ask him to do. He got his work done (Monday). He just didn’t get his work done when we were out here."

Culley added that Watson is doing what's required of him, including attending meetings.

“He’s here every day, and he’s doing fine,” Culley said. “He’s not injured. Every day, we have a thing for him. He’s doing everything, just like he has from day one.”

Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 seasons, including the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. He has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.

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