Dolphins QB Brock Osweiler says return to Houston is 'just another game'

Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler is going to be in familiar territory in Week 8.

Osweiler will return to NRG Stadium on Thursday for the first time since being traded from the Texans to the Browns in March 2017. The veteran play caller spent 2016 with the team, which finished first in the AFC South and made it to the divisional round before losing to the Patriots.

Osweiler, however, said he will not be impacted by his return.

“(It’s) just another game,” he told reporters Monday.

Osweiler added he was “very proud of the things we accomplished” in Houston and “there’s no hard feelings, no ill will.”

Osweiler landed in Miami after his second stint with the Broncos in 2017. But, it’s his trade from the Texans to the Browns that still remains a topic as he is attempting to keep the Dolphins in contention in the AFC East.

After Osweiler’s trade to Cleveland, reports surfaced that he and Houston coach Bill O’Brien had a tense argument in the locker room during the final game of the 2016 regular season. The heated conversation stemmed from an injury to then-backup quarterback Tom Savage, who took Osweiler’s starting spot, and what he believed was the team turning their back on him.

The Super Bowl 50 champion seems to have put all of that behind him as he gears up for the Dolphins’ next contest against the top team in the AFC South. Osweiler has taken the place of an injured Ryan Tannehill, and is 54-of-80 passing for 654 through three games this season. He’s also thrown six touchdowns and two interceptions.