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Panthers not in mix to acquire Texans QB Deshaun Watson:


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Despite the recent struggles of quarterback Sam Darnold, the Panthers are not in the mix for embattled Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, sources familiar with the situation told The Athletic.

After news broke that the Texans and Dolphins could finalize a Watson trade by the end of the week, The Athletic reported Wednesday that the Panthers have had recent discussions with Houston. But those talks were not considered substantial, according to sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Speaking on a conference call with New York media on Thursday, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule said "I haven't done any work on anyone else" and "I believe Sam (Darnold) will be a great quarterback for the Carolina Panthers."

That does not necessarily mean the Panthers view Darnold as their long-term quarterback, though they believe he can be effective with a healthy Christian McCaffrey and better pass protection. The Panthers' decision not to engage with the Texans speaks more to their unwillingness to give up multiple first-round draft picks for a player who is facing 22 active civil lawsuits accusing him of sexual misconduct and sexual assault in various massage appointments.



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2 minutes ago, DJ feed me moore said:

dont tell me mr. in on every deal isnt in the mix.

There is enough legit reporting that we have been in on Watson.  It’s the words that matter.  We aren’t in the mix ….means the price is too high for us.  But clearly we have been asking about it. 

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5 minutes ago, Killah_Ray said:

Gotta love how the Atlantic has two conflicting stories up. 

They don’t really conflict.   

they said the Panthers have talked to the Texans about Watson 

Rhule simply said HE didn’t.  That’s not his job either.  Then gave coach speak on Sam. 

clearly Carolina would be interested in what they would view as a good deal.  That just doesn’t seem to be on the table. 

and for the record, I don’t want Watson in a giveaway deal at this point.  GM shouldn’t be looking for a good value there.  

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