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Texans | J.J. Watt could be used more as TE

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:30:19 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt could be used more as a red zone tight end moving forward, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

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Texans | J.J. Watt records TD reception

Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:43:35 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt hauled in a 1-yard touchdown pass while lining up as tight end in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the Oakland Raiders.

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Texans | Friday injury report

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:50:12 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) and SS Shiloh Keo (calf) have been ruled out for Week 2. CB A.J. Bouye (shoulder), OT Tyson Clabo (ankle), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (foot), CB Elbert Mack (foot), LB Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), C Chris Myers (foot), OT Derek Newton (elbow, illness), DT Louis Nix (wrist), FB Jay Prosch (hand), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and DE J.J. Watt (ankle, illness) are listed as probable. Clowney, Fiedorowicz, Keo, Newton and Watt did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 12, while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Thursday injury report for Week 2

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:06:52 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), DE J.J. Watt (ankle/illness), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot) and FS Shiloh Keo (calf) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 11. CB Johnathan Joseph was limited. CB A.J. Bouye (shoulder), OT Tyson Clabo (ankle), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Elbert Mack (foot), LB Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), C Chris Myers (foot), OT Derek Newton (elbow), DT Louis Nix (wrist) FB Jay Prosch (hand) and OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) were full participants.

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Texans | Wednesday injury report for Week 2

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:53:20 -0700

Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot), and FS Shiloh Keo (calf) all did not partticipate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10. TE Garrett Graham (back) and CB Johnathan Joseph (foot) were limited in practice. CB A.J. Bouye (shoulder), OT Tyson Clabo (ankle), LB Brian Cushing (ankle) DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Elbert Mack (foot) LB Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), C Chris Myers (foot), OT Derek Newton (elbow), FB Jay Prosh (hand), OG Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and DE J.J. Watt (ankle) all fully practiced.

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Texans | J.J. Watt contract terms

Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:23:51 -0700

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt will have base salaries (salary cap numbers in parentheses) of $907,385 ($4.575 million) in 2014, $9.969 million ($21.969 million) in 2015, $10.5 million ($12.5 million) in 2016, $10.5 million ($12.5 million) in 2017, $11 million ($13 million) in 2018, $13 million ($13 million) in 2019, $15.5 million ($15.5 million) in 2020 and $17.5 million ($17.5 million) in 2021. He received a $10 million signing bonus and a $10 million roster bonus in March, which can be converted into a signing bonus for cap relief.

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Texans | J.J. Watt contract update

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:38:26 -0700

Updating previous reports, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt is fully guaranteed $30.87 million in his new contract. The remainder of the $51.8 million guarantee kicks in before the 2016 season.

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Texans | J.J. Watt signs

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:14:37 -0700

The Houston Texans signed DE J.J. Watt to a new long-term contract Monday, Sept. 1. Watt's extension is a six-year deal worth $100 million, of which $51.876 million is guaranteed money.

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Texans | J.J. Watt quiet about contract

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:52:46 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt would not comment when asked if there had been any progress made with a possible contract extension.

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Texans | J.J. Watt wants extension

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:19:27 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt believes he has outplayed his current contract and wants to sign an extension.

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Texans | Team open to using franchise tag on J.J. Watt

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:03:47 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt could have the franchise tag used on him if the two sides can not reach an agreement on a new contract, according to owner Bob McNair. "You've got guys in the Hall of Fame that have been franchised in back-to-back years," McNair said. "The franchise tag is worth something to the team and you can't be afraid to use it."

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Texans | Opinion: Andre Johnson won't be traded

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:52:18 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson "is not going to be traded," in the opinion to John McClain. Houston wants to avoid giving Johnson the $1 million workout bonus that he passed up by not participating in offseason activities or guarantee his 2015 salary. They don't want to create a precedent that can be manipulated by DE J.J. Watt's agent in the future. McClain said that "Any 33-year-old ... anybody doesn't walk away from" the $10 million that Houston owes Johnson.

Fantasy Tip: The financial clarity in this situation makes it likelier that Johnson will report, but you can't guarantee anything until there's a concrete resolution. Johnson remains at least a serviceable WR2 no matter where he plays this year.

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Texans | J.J. Watt praised by teammate

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:14:56 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt's work ethic is ridiculous, according to teammate DE Keith Browner. Browner said Watt never tires out and when he sees Watt working, that makes him want to work harder.

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Texans | J.J. Watt dealing with knee injury

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:44:43 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (knee) is nursing a hyperextended knee, suffered in practice Thursday, June 12, according to head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien added that the injury is not serious and that Watt was just given the day off.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is that the injury isn't serious. Watt may be the most impactful defensive player in the league.

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Texans | Defense to consist of moving parts

Wed, 28 May 2014 09:45:55 -0700

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel plans to be flexible with his defense and move guys around to create different looks for the opponent this year in his 3-4 defense. "You have to be flexible and be able to adapt to what your players can do, and you have to be able to adapt to what your opponent's doing," Crennel said. "It changes all the time." DE J.J. Watt could line up in a three-point stance or he might stand up. LB Jadeveon Clowney can stand in the base defense and drop in passing situations. LB Brooks Reed can play inside and outside and LB Whitney Mercilus can switch sides.

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Texans | Jadeveon Clowney selected first overall

Thu, 08 May 2014 17:16:07 -0700

The Houston Texans selected South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: They're not concerned with all the negatives. They'll squeeze him into this defense to try pairing him with J.J. Watt. Houston's fantasy defense is still backup material but, if all goes right, could be playable during the year. In IDPs, Clowney is a middle- to late-rounds pick with a lot of downside.

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Texans | Pick up J.J. Watt's option

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:19:35 -0700

The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option in DE J.J. Watt's contract.

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Texans | Do not want J.J. Watt to reach free agency

Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:45:00 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, and the Texans are getting closer to being forced to make a decision about the star defensive lineman's future. The team has the ability to pick up the team option for a fifth year. The team does not Watt to reach free agency.

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Texans | Jadeveon Clowney could work with J.J. Watt

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:51:22 -0800

If the Houston Texans draft DE Jadeveon Clowney with the top overall draft pick, he would work closely with DE J.J. Watt. Owner Bob McNair said Watt could be the perfect mentor for Clowney. "He's not a J.J. Watt," McNair said. "J.J. didn't have that natural (ability). He worked. He developed his. I said to J.J., 'I don't know what will happen but if we get Clowney, we want you to instill in him the same kind of work habits that you have.' He said, 'Well, if he's in the same room with me, he'll have them.'" McNair said the team could also trade the top pick.

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Texans | J.J. Watt hits double digits again

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 19:18:03 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt became the second player in franchise history to finish with back-to-back seasons with 10 or more sacks. Former DE Mario Williams (Bills) also accomplished the feat from 2007-08.

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Texans | Two Pro Bowl representatives

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:39:02 -0800

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson and DE J.J. Watt were selected to the Pro Bowl roster announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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Texans | J.J. Watt likely to have plastic surgery

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:14:47 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (nose) is likely to have plastic surgery in the offseason to fix a deep gash on the bridge of his nose that continues to be reopened every time he plays. The initial injury occurred in Week 4 and required six stitches. Watt said it is "very painful" each time he gets hit. He used a different helmet in Week 16 and plans to stick with it for the regular season finale. "Once it gets time to heal up and rest, it goes back to pretty normal," he said. "We'll see what happens. If it doesn't heal itself, then I will look into getting it fixed."

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 16

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:38:00 -0800

Houston Texans QB Case Keenum (thumb) and WR DeVier Posey (ankle) are out for Week 16. FB Brad Smelley (back) is questionable. FB Greg Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), LB Darryl Sharpton (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (knee), OG Wade Smith (knee), LB Joe Mays (knee), LB Justin Tuggle (elbow), OT Derek Newton (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (foot), CB Josh Victorian (back), DE J.J. Watt (hand), LS Jonathan Weeks (elbow) and QB T.J. Yates are probable. Keenum and Posey missed practice Friday, Dec. 20. Jones, Joseph, Sharpton, both Smiths, Mays, Tuggle and Swearinger were limited while the others practiced in full.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 16

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:28:58 -0800

Houston Texans QB Case Keenum (thumb), WR DeVier Posey (ankle) and FB Brad Smelley (back) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19. FB Greg Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), LB Darryl Sharpton (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (knee), OG Wade Smith (knee), LB Joe Mays (knee) and LB Justin Tuggle (elbow) were limited. OT Derek Newton (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (foot), CB Josh Victorian (back), DE J.J. Watt (hand) and QB T.J. Yates (back) practiced in full.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 16

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:17:29 -0800

Houston Texans FB Greg Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), QB Case Keenum (thumb), WR DeVier Posey (ankle), LB Darryl Sharpton (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (knee) and OG Wade Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. LBs Joe Mays (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow) were limited. OT Derek Newton (knee), RB Brad Smelley (back), S D.J. Swearinger (foot), CB Josh Victorian (back), DE J.J. Watt (hand) and LB Trevardo Williams (back) practiced in full.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 12

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:43:06 -0800

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (ribs), CB Elbert Mack (hamstring) and SS Jawanza Starling (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 12. LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), LB Darryl Sharpton (back, foot, toe) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin) are listed as questionable. TE Ryan Griffin (concussion), C Ben Jones (ankle), C Chris Myers (throat), OG Wade Smith (knee), OG Cody White (neck), OT Duane Brown (illness), OT Derek Newton (elbow, knee), DE J.J. Watt (back), LB Joe Mays (knee) and SS Shiloh Keo (Achilles', hamstring) are listed as probable. Jackson, Mack and Starling did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 22. Smith, Mohamed, Sharpton and Tarpinian were limited during practice while the other players fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 12

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:56:54 -0800

Houston Texans LB Darryl Sharpton (back, foot, toe), CB Kareem Jackson (ribs), CB Elbert Mack (hamstring) and SS Jawanza Starling (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 21. OG Wade Smith (knee), OT Duane Brown (illness), DE J.J. Watt (back), LB Joe Mays (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were limited during practice. TE Ryan Griffin (concussion), C Ben Jones (ankle), C Chris Myers (throat), OT Derek Newton (elbow, knee) and SS Shiloh Keo (Achilles', hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Wednesday practice report for Week 12

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:54:42 -0800

Houston Texans CB Kareem Jackson (ribs), CB Elbert Mack (hamstring), LB Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe, back), OG Wade Smith (knee), S Jawanza Starling (hamstring) and DE J.J. Watt (back) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 20. OT Duane Brown (illness), LB Joe Mays (knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), C Chris Myers (throat) and LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were limited. TE Ryan Griffin (concussion), C Ben Jones (ankle), S Shiloh Keo (Achilles', hamstring) and OT Derek Newton (knee, elbow) practiced in full.

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Texans | Friday injury report for Week 11

Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:26:33 -0800

Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) and CB Elbert Mack (hamstring, groin) were ruled out for Week 11. CB Kareem Jackson (chest), P Shane Lechler (illness), LB Joe Mays (knee, abdomen) and LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring) are questionable. OG Brandon Brooks (toe, knee), OT Andrew Gardner (knee), C Ben Jones (chest), S Shiloh Keo (Achilles', hamstring), WR Keshawn Martin (shoulder), CB Brice McCain (hip), OT Derek Newton (knee, elbow), WR DeVier Posey (hip), LB Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe), OG Wade Smith (knee) and DT J.J. Watt (elbow) are probable. Griffin, Jackson, Lechler, Mack, Mays and Mohamed did not practice Friday, Nov. 15. Sharpton and Smith were limited, while the others practiced in full.

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Texans | Thursday practice report for Week 11

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:59:38 -0800

Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion), LB Joe Mays (abdomen, knee), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (chest), CB Elbert Mack (groin, hamstring) and P Shane Lechler (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. OG Wade Smith (knee) and LB Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe) were limited during practice. WR Keshawn Martin (shoulder), WR DeVier Posey (hip), C Ben Jones (chest), OG Brandon Brooks (knee, toe), OT Andrew Gardner (knee), OT Derek Newton (elbow, knee), DE J.J. Watt (elbow), CB Brice McCain (hip) and SS Shiloh Keo (Achilles', hamstring) fully participated in practice.

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Texans | Wednesday injury report for Week 11

Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:47:39 -0800

Houston Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion), CB Kareem Jackson (chest), P Shane Lechler (illness), CB Elbert Mack (hamstring, groin), LB Joe Mays (knee, abdomen), LB Mike Mohamed (hamstring), LB Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe) and G Wade Smith (knee) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. S Shiloh Keo (Achilles', hamstring) was limited in practice. G Brandon Brooks (toe, knee), T Andrew Gardner (knee), C Ben Jones (chest), WR Keshawn Martin (shoulder), CB Brice McCain (hip), T Derek Newton (knee, elbow), WR DeVier Posey (hip) and DE J.J. Watt (elbow) all fully practiced.

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Texans | 15 probable for Week 6

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:19:57 -0700

Houston Texans LB Darryl Sharpton (foot), OG Wade Smith (knee), LB Bryan Braman (neck, knee), Brandon Brooks (toe) and OT Duane Brown (toe) were all limited in practice Friday, Oct. 11, and are probable. FS Ed Reed (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Brice McCain (knee), C Chris Myers (bicep), OT Derek Newton (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), WR DeVier Posey (Achilles'), DE Antonio D. Smith (quadriceps), OT Ryan Harris (elbow) and DE J.J. Watt (nose) all fully participated in practice and are probable for Week 6

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Texans | Nine players take part in practice

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:14:05 -0700

Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles'), C Chris Myers (biceps), OT Ryan Harris (elbow), OT Derek Newton (knee), DE Antonio D. Smith (quadriceps), DE J.J. Watt (nose), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Brice McCain (knee) and SS Eddie Pleasant (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Texans | Eight players take part in practice

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:52:10 -0700

Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles'), C Chris Myers (biceps), OT Derek Newton (knee), DE Antonio D. Smith (quadriceps), DE J.J. Watt (nose), LB Brian Cushing (knee), CB Brice McCain (knee) and SS Eddie Pleasant (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9.

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Texans | 13 players listed as probable

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:20:02 -0700

Houston Texans FB Greg Jones (foot, groin), WR DeVier Posey (Achilles'), TE Garrett Graham (groin, hip), C Chris Myers (biceps), OG Wade Smith (knee), OT Derek Newton (knee), DE J.J. Watt (groin, nose), LB Bryan Braman (hamstring, shoulder), LB Darryl Sharpton (foot, hip), CB Johnathan Joseph (non-injury), CB Brice McCain (knee), FS Ed Reed (abdomen, hip) and SS Eddie Pleasant (hamstring) are listed as probable for Week 5. Jones, Reed, Sharpton and Smith were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 4, while the other players fully practiced.

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Texans | Seven limited during practice

Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:46:34 -0700

Houston Texans FB Greg Jones (foot, groin), OG Wade Smith (knee), OT Duane Brown (toe), DE J.J. Watt (groin, nose), LB Bryan Braman (hamstring, shoulder), LB Brian Cushing (concussion) and FS Ed Reed (abdomen, hip) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

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Texans | Eight do not practice

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:05:50 -0700

Houston Texans OG Brandon Brooks (toe), LB Brian Cushing (concussion), LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), FB Greg Jones (foot, groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (rest), LB Darryl Sharpton (foot, hip), OG Wade Smith (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (groin, nose) each did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.

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Texans | 14 players listed as probable

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:24:54 -0700

Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles'), TE Garrett Graham (hip), C Chris Myers (back), OG Wade Smith (knee), OT Duane Brown (ankle), OT Derek Newton (knee), DE Tim Jamison (foot), DE J.J. Watt (quadriceps), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Joe Mays (quadriceps), LB Brooks Reed (back), LB Darryl Sharpton (concussion), CB Brice McCain (knee) and SS Shiloh Keo (Achilles') are listed as probable for Week 2. Smith was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 13, while the other players fully practiced.

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Texans | 13 players fully practice

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:38:19 -0700

Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles'), TE Garrett Graham (hip), C Chris Myers (back), OT Duane Brown (ankle), OT Derek Newton (knee), DE Tim Jamison (foot), DE J.J. Watt (quadriceps), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Joe Mays (quadriceps), LB Brooks Reed (back), LB Darryl Sharpton (concussion), CB Brice McCain (knee) and SS Shiloh Keo (Achilles') fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Texans | Three limited

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:03:14 -0700

Houston Texans FS Ed Reed (hip), OG Wade Smith (knee) and DE J.J. Watt (quadriceps) were limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.

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Texans | J.J. Watt sets goal for himself

Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:42:31 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt said he wants to record 20 sacks, 20 tackles for loss and 20 batted passes this season.

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Texans | Considering using J.J. Watt on offense

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 05:18:18 -0700

The Houston Texans are considering using DE J.J. Watt on their goal-line offense. "We might let him in there at some point," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "But it's not going to be anytime soon."

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Texans | J.J. Watt going back to brace

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:18:48 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (elbow) is going back to wearing the brace on his left elbow. He was limited in practice due to soreness Sunday, Aug. 4.

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Texans | J.J. Watt dealing with injury

Sun, 04 Aug 2013 08:06:12 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (elbow) is dealing with a sore elbow, but the team is not concerned about the injury.

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Texans | Brian Cushing praises J.J. Watt

Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:48:44 -0700

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing thinks DE J.J. Watt has the potential to be one of the all-time great defensive linemen in the game. "The things that he's going to be able to accomplish are unbelievable. When you talk about the potential that he has of really being the greatest defensive player ever, he could be. I know that's very premature but he's that kind of player," Cushing said. Watt led the league with 20.5 sacks last year, and he also batted 16 passes down, had 81 tackles and forced four fumbles.

Fantasy Tip: Watt will come at a steep price in IDP drafts this year, and it'll likely be tough for him to match or come near his sack total from a year ago. Be careful not to overvalue him.

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Texans | J.J. Watt drops a few pounds

Fri, 24 May 2013 18:21:43 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt checked in at organized team activities (OTAs) this past week at 288 pounds, down seven pounds from his weight of 295 last year.

Fantasy Tip: Added quickness is exactly what opposing offensive linemen do not want to see, and what makes potential fantasy owners in leagues which use individual defensive players (IDP) salivating.

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Texans | J.J. Watt played hurt

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 05:13:05 -0700

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (elbow) revealed that he played through the entire 2012 season with multiple torn ligaments in his left elbow. He dislocated the elbow in the first week of practices in August. He said his elbow now feels great and that he hopes not to have to wear a brace again. "All the ligaments in there were torn, they were all gone, so they had to have time to recover and regroup," Watt said.

Fantasy Tip: Not bad for a guy that had 20 1/2 sacks and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He also set a lineman record with 16 passes defensed.

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Texans | J.J. Watt named Defensive POY

Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:45:31 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt has won the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year.

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Texans | J.J. Watt has eventful Pro Bowl

Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:46:46 -0800

Houston Texans DT J.J. Watt (hand) suffered a laceration to his left hand in the first quarter of the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27. He was able to continue playing, and he even lined up at wide receiver on the third play of the game, missing a pass from Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning.

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Texans | J.J. Watt unanimous All-Pro

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 07:27:10 -0800

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt was a unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday, Jan. 12.

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