Texans rule out Deshaun Watson, Lonnie Johnson Jr.


The Texans officially ruled out embattled Pro Bowl quarterback Deshaun Watson for non-injury reasons-personal matter.

Watson has a standing trade request with no deal developing or imminent, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Watson, the NFL's passing yardage leader last season and a three-time Pro Bowl selection who has a no-trade clause in his $156 million contract, is facing 22 civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints alleging sexual assault and/or sexual misconduct.

The Texans ruled out safety Lonnie Johnson Jr. due to a lingering quadriceps injury.

The Texans listed defensive end Jon Greenard as questionable with a sprained ankle. He was downgraded to not practicing after being limited previously. The Texans listed starting linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (thigh) is questionable and hasn't practiced the last two days.

The Texans upgraded defensive tackle Maliek Collins (knee) and defensive end Whitney Mercilus (Grade 1 hamstring strain) to full participation.

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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