The Miami Dolphins are denying a report that owner Stephen Ross wants the team to trade for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.

Though the Dolphins have not explicitly denied having any interest in Watson, the team said Tuesday that Ross "does not force football decisions" and "believes in" quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, according to Jackson.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported earlier Tuesday that Ross "really wants" to acquire the disgruntled Watson. Miami's response came minutes after the initial report.

The Texans aren't expected to deal Watson before Tuesday's 4 p.m. ET roster cutdown deadline, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Though a move isn't imminent, the Dolphins are reportedly considered front-runners to acquire Watson.

Miami head coach Brian Flores recently refused to address the Watson trade rumors, saying he remains confident in Tagovailoa.