BROCK-A-BYE! Houston Texans trade Brock Osweiler, draft pick to Cleveland

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Houston Texans trade Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns.

In a stunning move, the Houston Texans have traded quarterback Brock Osweiler to the Cleveland Browns. The Texans will also send the Browns a 2018 second-round pick.

The Texans will also get the Browns' fourth-round pick this year.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the move clears out millions in salary cap space. The Texans are expected to save $16 million in cash and $10 million against their cap this season.

The trade is an end to a tumultuous 364 days for Osweiler in a Texans jersey. Between a benching late in the season and stats that didn't match his $72 million contract, the pressure was on to make a move.


The Texans released the following statement:

"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."

Are the Texans making room for Tony Romo? With the NFL free agency period officially underway, we should know very soon.

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