Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson unlikely to play in preseason opener

Keyshawn Johnson doesn't think Deshaun Watson will play in the Texans preseason opener. (1:24). HOUSTON -- Deshaun Wilson is not expected to play in the Texans' preseason opener at Green Bay Packers, coach David Culley stated Tuesday. This was based on his limited practice time. Earlier in the day, Nick Caserio, Texans general manger, stated to Sports Radio 610 that Watson won't travel to Green Bay to play Saturday's game. Culley was asked if Watson would play in the preseason. Watson returned to practice on Monday and Tuesday after missing the first week. Watson participated in the first five practice periods on Monday, then briefly went to the indoor practice area of the team before returning to the field for the final practice. Watson, who arrived at camp July 25, after having requested a trade in January. He practiced for five days and was then absent for five days. Watson was sued in 23 lawsuits less than two months after he submitted his trade request. He is currently facing 22 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behaviour. Watson would have been fined $50,000 if he hadn't shown up to training camp. Three other quarterbacks are available for the Texans: Tyrod Taylor and 2021 third-round selection Davis Mills.