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Brock Osweiler defends skipping White House trip, would have gone if not for OTA

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While his former Denver Broncos teammates were visiting the White House on Monday, Brock Osweiler was defending his decision to skip the trip.

Osweiler elected not to go to the White House and stay with the Texans for OTAs instead, and he held firm on his decision Monday, saying he’d have liked to go and would have made the trip if not for the scheduled practice.

“If there was no OTA today, I would have gone to the White House,” Osweiler told reporters Monday, via Conor Orr of NFL Media. “It would have been a tremendous experience.

“I believe that every single practice, every single rep, every single meeting I can get in this new offense is the most important thing for myself and my teammates right now.”

This’ll go over well in Houston, but it probably won’t make things much better from Denver’s side. The team wasn’t pleased with Osweiler’s departure or how it was handled, and this is unlikely to help change that perception.

If Osweiler had made the trip, well, the team probably would have stuck him in coach with another player who left the team this offseason, so he didn’t miss much as far as the plane ride goes, we’d bet.

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