Latest Deshaun Watson News

Injury-plagued LA Rams claim QB Baker Mayfield off waivers

Dec. 06, 2022 17:59 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams claimed quarterback Baker Mayfield off waivers Tuesday, adding the former No. 1 pick to their options behind injured Matthew Stafford for the rest of the season. Mayfield, the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner and former Cleveland Browns...

Watson must improve quickly for Browns to make playoff push

Dec. 05, 2022 17:44 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson met all the NFL’s requirements to play again. He now needs to quickly fulfill the obligations of a franchise quarterback. He didn’t look anything like one Sunday. Showing more rust than expected following a 700-day break between...

Allen's terrible performance dooms Texans in loss to Browns

Dec. 05, 2022 17:34 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — It’s unclear what would get Houston’s embarrassing passing game going. What is clear is Kyle Allen is not the answer. Allen followed up a terrible season debut last week with an even worse performance Sunday in a 27-14 loss to the Cleveland...

Bengals confidence soaring after fourth straight win

Dec. 05, 2022 16:22 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals showed they are a team to be reckoned with in the AFC. They've certainly got one of the NFL's hottest and most confident quarterbacks right now. Joe Burrow helped the Bengals (8-4) win another gritty one, engineering a...

Panthers waive struggling QB Mayfield, a former No. 1 pick

Dec. 05, 2022 13:50 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The short-lived Baker Mayfield era is over in Carolina. The Panthers waived the struggling quarterback on Monday after the 2018 No. 1 draft pick asked for his release. Mayfield would be subject to waivers and become a free agent if he goes unclaimed. ...

Analysis: Deshaun Watson has long way to go for improvement

Dec. 05, 2022 06:03 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson’s shaky performance wasn’t his biggest problem. Blame a two-year layoff for Watson being rusty. His refusal to express remorse for alleged behavior that led to an 11-game suspension is more difficult to explain. Watson made it clear...

Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans

Dec. 04, 2022 18:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't play well Sunday in his return after sitting out almost two years. Cleveland’s defense and special teams ensured the Browns got the win despite his struggles. Watson turned in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days,...

Deshaun Watson returns from ban, declines to express remorse

Dec. 04, 2022 18:39 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson signed autographs, posed for selfies, ignored the boos and earned a sloppy win. Again, he declined to express remorse for behavior that earned him an 11-game suspension. Back in his old home to play his first game in 700 days, Watson...

Rust issues? Deshaun Watson's long layoff could be factor

Dec. 03, 2022 11:06 AM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Aside from battling the Houston Texans and some fans who are likely to taunt him, Deshaun Watson may have another not-so-visible opponent in his first NFL regular-season game in nearly two years. Rust. 700 days worth of it. Watson will make his...

If NFL had its way, Deshaun Watson's return would be on hold

Dec. 02, 2022 20:57 PM EST

If the NFL had its way, Deshaun Watson wouldn’t be playing this week or anytime this year. The league wanted to suspend Watson for at least one season over sexual misconduct allegations but settled for 11 games after an independent arbiter initially gave him a six-game ban. ...