The Houston Texans have traded a 2018 second round pick and 2017 6th round pick and Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns and a 2017 4th round pick. The Texans also clear Osweiler off the books saving $10 million in cap space and $16 million in cash for the upcoming season. The Texans clear their books of Osweiler's contract showing they were ready to move on for the long haul opening the door for another quarterback change in 2017.
Osweiler was the prized free agent of the Texans during the 2016 draft and now the Texans have reversed course and dumped him less than a year later. The Texans now opened up $10 million in camp room and $16 million in cash by sending Osweiler to Cleveland. The tape did not lie when it came to Osweiler and the performance he put on tape that showed an inconsistent play that stunned the Texans growth as a team heading into the playoffs.
Osweiler in 2016 threw for 2,957 yards only completing 59% of his passes for 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He was also benched late in the season in favor of Tom Savage. Osweiler did return late in the season to help lead the Texans to a first round playoff win over the Oakland Raiders but three three interceptions in the divisional round against the New England Patriots.
The Texans now have room to work with their cap space and possibly open the door for the signing of Tony Romo and other positions of need moving into the open of the league year.
With the move the Texans now have around $30 million in cap space.
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