NFL trade rumors: Broncos not pursuing deal for Tony Romo, report says

If Phil Simms is losing his job, CBS should step up and say something publicly.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo most likely will not play for Dallas in 2017. Now, one of the bidders for the veteran quarterback's services is backing off.

According to ESPN, the Broncos are no longer actively pursuing a trade for Romo, though they haven't closed the door completely. The report also said Romo expects to retire if he is not signed by the Texans.

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An early March report suggested the Cowboys were interested in trading Romo to either the Broncos or Texans, though reports now suggest the Cowboys will release him barring a "major upset."

The Texans ($21.4 million in cap space) could certainly use Romo after their signing of Brock Osweiler failed. Osweiler completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,957 yards and 15 touchdowns — to 16 interceptions — last season.

If all else fails, Romo could end up as an analyst for CBS orFox Sports.

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