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Houston Texans will receive more draft picks for Deshaun Watson than originally reported

More draft picks for Houston. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the compensation in the Watson trade has changed, and it benefits the Texans.

The Texans will now receive a 2022 4th round pick that wasn't originally in the deal, and instead of sending a 5th round pick to Cleveland, the Texans will now send a 6th round pick (2024). This tweak to the trade should make Texans fans happy. Many fans were a little disappointed that the Texans would only get one extra pick from the Browns in the 2022 NFL Draft. They were hoping to jump-start the rebuild with several extra picks in this year's draft. So this is a great development for the Texans, and it makes the upcoming draft even more exciting for fans. Plus, the trade package looks a little better for Texans GM Nick Caserio. The Texans now hold multiple picks in these rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. (1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th).

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Upton and Verlander are headed to the Big Apple. Photo by Elsa/ Getty Images.

News erupted on a relatively quiet Monday, December 5 that Houston Astros superstar ace and Cy Young Award-winnerJustin Verlander inked a deal with the New York Mets.

According to the New York Post, Verlander, a free agent, agreed to a two-year, $86 million deal with the Mets, with a vesting, third-year option for $35 million. While that's huge news in the world of pro baseball, Verlander's superstar model wife Kate Upton has been also trending on Twitter.

No surprise there, as cover girl and fashion influencer Upton boasts more than 6 million followers on Instagram alone and one of the most followed models on the globe. But it's not a cover shot or sizzling bikini pic making the rounds, but rather, a video of the supermodel shooting the bird to Philadelphia Phillies fans.

Upton, an oft-smiling mom and wife, had no problem backing down from Philly Fan with a double-barreled, middle finger salute. While the audio is hard to decipher, we're guessing Upton didn't edit her smack talk in the dubious City of Brotherly Love.

Plenty of local talk (if one is interested in that sort of thing) points to the Mets being the team for "real" NYC baseball fans, while Yankees fans are said to be band-wagoning, late to games, and full of corporate partners. It's also good optics that Verlander didn't bolt for the team that the Astros dispatched in a four-game sweep on the way to their second World Series title.

Houston fans will no doubt miss Upton, who wed Verlander, gave birth to darling daughter Genevieve, and essentially broke the internet when she donned a retro Astros jacket — making it an instant sellout — all while here in the Bayou City. As transplants from there regularly point out, Houston is notoriously friendlier than the Big Apple.

But, something tells Upton, who has proven that she's not afraid to go publicly potty-mouthed in defense of JV, will have zero problem handling any mouthy NYC fans.

Upton clearly gives zero bleeps when defending her man. Kate Upton/Twitter

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