Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans have lost at least two rounds on draft compensation in trade negotiations involving broad recipient Will Fuller.
According to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic, the Texans wanted Fuller in the second round, but Packers never gave a better pick than the one in the fourth round.
Trading deadlines arrive on Tuesday afternoon and no deal is made.
Coach Matt LaFleur said on Tuesday he is unsure if trade talks are really getting serious between Packers and Texans. He also declined to comment that he and GM Brian Gutekunst had an internal disagreement over the implementation of the agreement.
Fuller, who has 490 yards to receive and five touches in seven games this season, will become free after 2020. The Packers are not willing to spend high on a potential rental player, while the Texans want a premium pick for a player they feel can make a third round compensation by 2022.
The Packers negotiations follow a clear trend. Gutekunst wants to upgrade his cash register, but he̵7;s not willing to pay too much for help, since last year’s transaction deadline.
Fuller, a deeply legitimate threat that has evolved into an omnipotent weapon for the Texans this season, may have provided a major upgrade to the Packers alongside Davante Adams and Allen Lazard. Matt LaFleur’s offense will have to continue with third year recipient Marquez Valdes-Scantling.