Deshaun Watson removes Texans from his social media accounts

Keven Lerner, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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The Deshaun Watson-Houston Texans divide continues to widen as the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback has removed the team from his social media accounts.

In his Instagram profile, Watson removed a photo of him in a Texans uniform and replaced it with a picture of him dressed in plain clothes.

Watson, who has formally asked the Texans to trade him, also removed any mention of himself as being the team’s quarterback in his bio. His Twitter account also has no mention of him being a member of the Texans organization.

This latest sign of growing discontent will only further add fuel to the speculation that Watson likely has played his final snap for the Texans. He has made it perfectly clear in recent weeks that he no longer wants to be part of the Cal McNair-run Texans.

The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets have been linked as possible destinations for Watson, who has been unhappy with the direction of the Texans organization for some time.

Watson has some control over where he might be dealt as he would have to be willing to waive his no-trade clause, giving him leverage on which team he would be willing to play for.

The Texans, however, have said they have no intention of parting ways with Watson, who led the NFL in yards passing this season.

Watson, the 12th pick in the 2017 draft, is signed through the 2025 season after inking a four-year, $156 million contract extension in September.

The former Clemson star statistically is coming off his best season despite the Texans winning only four games. He had career bests in yards (4,823), completion percentage (70.2 percent), yards gained per attempt (8.9) and touchdowns (33).