REPORTS: Texans trade QB Brock Osweiler to Browns

Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) throws against the Tennessee Titans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

The Texans are trading quarterback Brock Osweiler and a 2018 second-round pick to Cleveland, which will take Osweiler's $16 million guaranteed salary off of Houston's books, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday afternoon.

While Osweiler is technically coming to Cleveland in the deal, ESPN's Pat McManamon reports that the team is not acquiring him to be its quarterback.

The move clears millions in salary-cap space for Houston to intensify its efforts to sign Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, sources told Schefter.

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