Nick Caserio is wheeling and dealing for Texans with 2 trades being reported Sunday
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Texans are trading LB Bernardrick McKinney to the Dolphins for linebacker/pass rusher Shaq Lawson. The Texans need to beef up their pass rush after JJ Watt's departure, and McKinney was expected to be a cap casualty if he hadn't been traded. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Texans gave McKinney and his agent permission to seek a trade. Once the Texans signed linebacker Christian Kirksey on Friday, many people expected that McKinney's days as a Texan were numbered.
Houston and Miami have a deal: Texans are trading LB Benardrick McKinney to the Dolphins for LB Shaq Lawson, per league sources. The deal also will include a swap of late-round picks, but the focus is the LBs.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2021
Another trade was announced on Sunday which will send New England tackle Marcus Cannon to Houston in exchange for draft pick swaps between New England and Houston in the 4th, 5th, and 6th rounds, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
And so today, the #Texans execute two trades, though the Marcus Cannon agreement was actually struck prior to today. Expect more in Houston, as GM Nick Caserio works to fix a roster that needs plenty of help. https://t.co/fsM4terEsc
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2021