Texans trade Osweiller to Browns

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  1. srrono

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    · NFL stunner: Texans trade QB Brock Osweiler AND a 2018 second-round pick to Cleveland for the Browns to take Osweiler’s $16M salary of Houston’s books, per league sources. The move clears out millions in salary-cap space for Houston to intensify efforts to sign former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, per sources. To be exact, Houston saves $16 million in cash and $10 million against their cap this season. The Texans also will get the Browns’ fourth-round pick this year in exchange for their own 6th-round pick. So Cleveland gets Osweiler’s contract, a 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick, and Houston gets Cleveland’s 2017 fourth-round pick, saves $10 million in salary-cap space and $16 million in cash. Cleveland is not committed to keeping Osweiler and is likely to try to trade him, per sources. If so, it would turn into a basketball-like trade in which NBA teams routinely trade contracts to geget them off their books; only it rarely, if ever, happens in the NFL. It’s hard to remember in the salary-cap era another team when a team traded a contract to get it off its books. But Houston was so anxious to rid itself of Osweiler and move on to its next quarterbacking chapter that it is giving Cleveland extra picks to take him and his contract. The Browns headed into this free-agent signing period with over $100 million worth of salary-cap space and would struggle to spend it all. Now they can devote some of it to Osweiler’s contract and acquiring extra draft picks from Houston. But this is one of the most, if not the most, creative trade in NFL history.



    Is this real?
     
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    I hope so.
     
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    WOW!!! Looks like Romo IS coming to Houston lol. Rick Smith wow, he got... wow Im at a loss for words. Golf clap?
     
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    That's what Shefter's twitter says. If so, wow that's dumb.
     
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    It was a HORRIBLE contract. Just getting rid of this trash contract is worth it.
     
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    We'll know in 15 minutes?
     
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    Son of a ...

    Hate giving up a 2nd in this.
     
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    OMG, if this is true I am partying like a mofo tonight!!!
     
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    Cant believe we traded a 2nd pick for a team to just take a player away from us lmfaoo
     
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    So, we lose a 2nd round pick in 2018 and a 2017 6th round pick so we can clear money to sign injury prone Romo?

    Is it time to give up on these clowns?
     
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    I just got an alert from NFL Mobile stating the same, seems legit! Woohoo!
     
  16. srrono

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    Looks like Morey gave Smith some GM advice.
     
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    Well to be fair the 6th in 2017 was essentially a move up to a 4th.
     
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    But what about the 10 people who bought Osweiller jerseys?
     
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    Oh, missed that part. Still terrible trade.
     
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