Deshaun Watson isn’t referring to himself as a member of the Houston Texans anymore. Watson reportedly removed “Texans” from his social media pages as he continues to feud with the team.
Watson’s Twitter and Instagram pages used to make reference to the Texans, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. On Instagram, Watson is now listed as an “athlete.” Watson also allegedly changed his picture, which was a “Texans photo.”
Deshaun Watson updated his social media profiles from Texans photo to simply 'athlete' Watson has requested trade and is dug into stance of not wanting to play for team again. Texans steadfast they don't want to trade him. Staredown continues pic.twitter.com/n38BaZIYHN
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 30, 2021
Watson didn’t completely erase the Texans from his Instagram account. Scroll down and you’ll see pictures of Watson wearing Texans apparel. The fact that Watson altered his main photo and took out the team affiliation in his bios, however, suggests he’s still angry with the Texans.
Deshaun Watson reportedly asked Texans for trade
Watson is at odds with the Texans for multiple reasons. His frustration with the team reportedly grew after it traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals last offseason. The Texans struggled in 2020, going 4-12. As a result, the team fired general manager and head coach Bill O’Brien. Watson expected to be involved in the search for a new general manager and coach, but wasn’t consulted by the team. He reportedly asked for a trade weeks ago, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
While both men expressed optimism Watson would return, Watson’s actions say differently. Watson’s social media changes are yet another sign his relationship with the Texans is likely irreparable.
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