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Rick Smith Discusses the Houston Texans Moving on From Brock Osweiler

The Houston Texans make if official and comment on sending Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns.

The Houston Texans have made it official on trading quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns prior to the start of the new league year. General Manager Rick Smith discussed the move to send Osweiler to the Browns and the continued work to get the Texans to a championship. 

“We are committed to bringing a championship to the city of Houston,” said Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith. “We are exhaustive in our efforts and the resources provided by the McNair family allow us to operate that way. We continuously evaluate our decisions and processes to ensure the results match our goals and objectives. The decision to trade Brock was made because it was in the best interest of the team. It frees up both cash and salary cap room to continue to improve our football team. We appreciate Brock’s effort and leadership while he was with us and we wish him and his family well.” 

The Texans sent their second round pick of 2018 and their 6th round pick acquired from trading Khari Lee to the Chicago Bears for the Browns 4th round selection (142nd overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Most importantly the Texans clear $10 million in cap space in 2017 and $16 million in cash over the next two seasons. 

The move was a salary dump for the Texans and for the Browns a move to hit the spending floor set forth by the NFL year to year. 

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