Browns trade for Texans QB Deshaun Watson in deal that includes three first-round picks

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The Cleveland Browns traded for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Friday.

Rapoport reported the Texans will receive three first-round draft picks (2022, 2023, 2024) in the trade in addition to a 2023 third-rounder and a 2024 fourth-rounder as Watson

has made the decision to waive his no-trade clause to go to Cleveland after also meeting with the Atlanta Falcons,

New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers this week. The Browns will receive a 2024 fifth-rounder as part of a late-round pick swap.

The Texans later announced the trade. "Earlier today, we agreed to trade Deshaun Watson to the Cleveland Browns,

 Texans general manager Nick Caserio said in a statement through the team. 

"I felt it was the right move for our organization as we head into the new league year focused on building our roster for the 2022 season.