Panthers owner David Tepper remained interested in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson leading up to the NFL trade deadline, according to several sources who have been in close contact with him, but talks stalled and now appear to have been ended for an in-season movie.

A source familiar with the team’s thinking said Saturday, after CBS Sports first reported the Panthers’ continued negotiations with Houston, that Tepper and the Panthers have no intention of pursuing DeShaun Watson prior to the trade deadline and they have not included Christian McCaffrey in any trade conversations.

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