With the trade deadline passed in the NFL and the Houston Texans staying quiet, it appears they were working under the radar. According to New York Jets running back Le' Veon Bell on the Uninterrupted's 17 Weeks podcast on SiriusXM/Pandora, the Texans were one of the teams that were pursuing him at the deadline.
"There was a lot of trade speculations and rumors about, you know, me getting traded obviously from the Jets to other, multiple teams," Bell said on Uninterrupted's 17 Weeks podcast on SiriusXM/Pandora. "And they were actually true. There were times where — I found out from my agent, you know, he had talked to the Jets and things like that. But there were teams like Houston, the Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs, and surprisingly the Steelers, were all in the mix of trying to trade for me."
The asking price by the Jets for Bell was high. With the Texans' exhausting resources for Laremy Tunsil, Kenny Stills, Duke Johnson, and Gareon Conley they could not meet the demands of the Jets.
Bell discussed the high demands of the Jets, "The Jets were really asking for a high price and a lot for me."
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Bell acknowledged that his contract was an issue for teams attempting to acquire him, "I obviously was not trying to take a pay cut simply for that fact that I sat out a full year of football to get what I felt like I earned and deserved."
Head coach Bill O'Brien continues to show that he is working to make the Texans a better football team. Despite making moves for both Carlos Hyde and Duke Johson, a player like Bell is not off the table.
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