HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – Texans head coach Bill O’Brien isn’t talking when it comes to potentially adding Tony Romo to his roster and the reason is he can’t.
NFL rules prohibit coaches discussing players that are under contract with other NFL teams, but that doesn’t stop reporters from asking about the veteran signal caller that will in all likelihood be playing outside of Arlington in 2017.
“I have had no conversations with the Cowboys. I’m a coach,” O’Brien told reporters at the AFC Coaches Breakfast at the NFL Owners Meeting in Arizona Tuesday. “Tony Romo is under contract. He’s a heck of a quarterback. That’s all I can say about that.”
Reports on the future of Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo have constantly flowed through every sports news cycle since the end of the 2016 NFL season with the Texans being the most likely destination especially with the trade of mistake-prone starter Brock Osweiler to Cleveland.
“We’re excited about the two guys that are coming back, they both won games for us.” O’Brien said about Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden.”(Savage) helped us beat Jacksonville helped us beat Cincinnati. He’s got a live arm, he knows our system, he’s got a live arm, he knows our system, it will be his fourth year in the league, he’s got some experience and he knows how we do things.”
Alex Del Barrio covers the Houston Texans for Sportsradio610.com and is the color commentator for the Houston Dynamo. He also hosts “ADB and Murph” with Matt Murphy which can be heard on Saturday afternoons 4-7 pm Follow Alex Del Barrio on Twitter: @alexdelbarrio