If the Texans follow the lead of other NFL teams and elect to cancel next week’s minicamp, quarterback Deshaun Watson would avoid paying $93,085 in fines.
Indianapolis and Philadelphia announced last month they would not have the traditional three-day minicamp — the only part of the offseason program that’s mandatory. If the Texans join the Colts and Eagles, Watson wouldn’t have to pay fines of $15,515 for the first day, $31,030 for the second and $46,540 for the third.
The Texans haven’t indicated if they’re considering eliminating the minicamp, but if they believe they’ve been able to get sufficient work done in the first eight weeks of the offseason program, including 10 OTAs, perhaps coach David Culley will give his players an early vacation.
Watson hasn’t participated in the offseason program because he wants to be traded. The Texans are expected to accommodate him at some point after his legal problems are resolved.