It appears Deshaun Watson has no intention of changing his mind about his trade request.
The quarterback told new Houston Texans head coach David Culley in a meeting last week that he still wants to leave Houston and has no intention of playing for the team again, sources told Dan Graziano of ESPN.
Culley and Texans general manager Nick Caserio said in late January the team doesn't intend to move the star signal-caller despite reports of a formal trade request.
"He is a Houston Texan. I want him to be a Houston Texan," Culley said during his introductory press conference. "The reason I'm in this position today is because I know he's going to be a Houston Texan."
Houston has continued to ignore all inquiries from interested teams, prompting some suitors to leave voicemails with their trade offers, reports NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
It was reported shortly after the Texans brought in Culley that the hire wouldn't change Watson's mind. The 25-year-old apparently requested an exit after his relationship with team ownership deteriorated amid the process that led to Caserio's hiring in January.
The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers are reportedly on the quarterback's list of preferred trade destinations. The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets have also been speculated as top contenders for Watson's services should Houston make him available.
Watson set career highs with 4,823 passing yards and 33 touchdowns this past season. He signed a four-year, $156-million extension in September that contains a no-trade clause.