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The Houston Texans have been wheeling and dealing since head coach Bill O'Brien took over as the de facto general manager to find players to help the roster. 

With the injuries mounting up on the Texans roster and losing J.J. Watt for the season with a torn pectoral injury on Sunday. There is some reason to believe the Texans are keeping an eye on the trade market to address needed, but O'Brien downplayed the situation to start the week. 

 "Any transaction like that happening today are slim and none to be honest with you, but never say never," O'Brien said of the Texans potentially making a trade on Monday. 

O'Brien continued, "It is more about this year's football team but also the future."

The Texans have traded away their first-round selections in the next two drafts and their second-round selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Still, with draft picks in their pockets, O'Brien is keeping an eye out for the future despite the Texans sitting at 5-3.

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"It's not just about wherever we are in the standings," O'Brien stated. "I mean, that is what it is, it's more about a lot of different factors."

The Texans are looking for value players that will be with the team for more than a season if they opt to move a draft pick. They are not interested in renting players just for the 2019 season. 

"You know there's a lot that goes into these things it's not just about 2019," O'Brien said of a potential trade. "It's also about 2020 2021, relative to the roster the draft. What is the contract of the player that maybe a team is offering you? If their player who's under contract and their contracts up in eight games this year, then do you want to get into the business of just renting a player for - No, I don't think so."

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