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Houston Texans Trade Shaq Lawson To New York Jets

The offseason acquisition didn’t stay long.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Houston Texans continue to make moves this offseason.

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Texans are trading defensive end Shaq Lawson to the New York Jets.

The Texans will receive a sixth-round pick from the Jets that originally belonged to the San Francisco 49ers.

Lawson came to the Texans a few months ago from the Miami Dolphins after a trade that sent longtime linebacker Benardrick McKinney to South Beach.

Lawson, 27, came into training camp as one of the primary pass rushers thought to potentially fill the void left by J.J. Watt, who left the team after a decade. Lawson started seven games in 2020 during his lone season in Miami, recording four sacks and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.

However, Lawson underwhelmed and was outplayed during training camp and the preseason by Charles Omenihu, Jordan Jenkins, and second-year pro Jonathan Greenard.

Now Lawson heads to the Jets after the team lost one of its primary pass rushers, Carl Lawson, to an Achilles injury earlier in camp.

Battle Red Blog will continue to update this developing story.