July 25, 2021Updated: July 25, 2021 2:59 p.m.
Deshaun Watson and girlfriend Jilly Anais are spotted leaving a Los Angeles restaurant on July 01, 2021.
Not much has changed as far as Deshaun Watson not wanting to play for the Texans, but he did report to the team’s training camp along with the other quarterbacks and rookies Sunday, according to multiple reports.
By reporting to camp, Watson avoids having to pay $50,000 a day in fines. The players who showed up Sunday were reporting for COVID-19 testing and meetings ahead of Wednesday’s first practice.
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Watson is still demanding a trade and with 22 civil lawsuits filed against him for sexual assault and sexual harassment hanging over his head, the Texans could decide to give him an excused leave of absence, allowing Watson to not get fined but also not have to show up to practice.
Watson is one of four quarterbacks in camp with veteran Tyrod Taylor expected to be the starter, assuming Watson sticks to his guns and refuses to play for the Texans again. The Texans drafted Stanford’s Davis Mills in the third round of this year’s draft and signed veteran Jeff Driskel to compete with Mills as the team’s backup.
The Texans are unlikely to attempt to trade Watson before his legal issues are resolved,…