The Facts: Whenever HC David Culley fields questions about Watson, the non-answer comes with a delivery that best could be described as frenetic bewilderment. On Wednesday, OC Tim Kelly gave a real answer about Watsons current whereabouts. The context — now that the Texans are practicing in pads, Watson isnt present at practice. As Kelly explained it, Watson is attending meetings. "Hes been a great asset for us in the room and some of the stuff we do, how he sees it and how he sees the intent of the plays," Kelly said. "Its been great. Hes been very helpful with those players. Again, were doing a good job of keeping him engaged and going through some different stuff with him. Hes been good for those players."
Diehards Line: Via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Watson hasnt been on the practice field because he has injuries to his ankle and calf. Its unknown whether those injuries would keep him from practicing but for the awkward posture that player and team currently occupy, given Watsons desire to be traded, the teams desire to trade him, the uncertainty arising from 22 civil lawsuits, the existence of 10 criminal complaints, the inevitability of a grand jury taking up the matter, and the possibility of an indictment. ... Meanwhile, Tyrod Taylor continues to prepare as if he'll be the team's starter. You should do the same.