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Houston Chronicle Aug 26, 2015

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt: ‘I wasn’t very good my rookie year’

As dominant as Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is now, the two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year recalls a time when that wasn’t the case. At least not by his gold standard. As a rookie after being drafted 11th overall out of Wisconsin, Watt recorded a respectable 56 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 19, 2015

Texans deploy J.J. Watt sparingly in preseason, preserving him for real games

The Texans’ cautious philosophy remains unchanged when it comes to star defensive end J.J. Watt and games that don’t count in the standings. What’s the point in exposing the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year to potential injury during the preseason? Last year, Watt played a grand total of 19 snaps in the preseason […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 18, 2015

Alfred Blue ordered to take a lap after J.J. Watt makes him fumble

The football popped out of Texans running back Alfred Blue’s hands Tuesday morning as star defensive end J.J. Watt delivered a ferocious hit. Blue promptly took his punishment: a brisk lap around the Texans’ practice field. “That’s one thing as a running back, you can’t fumble that ball,” Blue said. “If you can’t hold onto […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 15, 2015

J.J. Watt, Vince Wilfork, Johnathan Joseph get the night off for Texans

Three of the Texans’ players with the least to prove were given the night off against the 49ers. Defensive end J.J. Watt, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, five-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork and veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph didn’t play. The Texans are rationing out Watt’s repetitions during training camp as […]
Niners Nation Aug 15, 2015

49ers-Texans: Will J.J. Watt play on Saturday?

The Houston Texans will likely rest some of their starers on Saturday when they host the San Francisco 49ers. It seems unlikely the 49ers offensive line will get a chance to be tested by all-world defensive lineman J.J. Watt. The short answer is probably not, but I'm not entirely sure. The San Francisco 49ers face a Houston Texans squad that has talent, but is dealing with a decent amount of turnover, to go along with injuries and other issues. J.J. Watt is the most notable player on the roster, but odds are pretty good he will not play against the 49ers. I asked our friends at Battle Red...
Cincy Jungle Aug 11, 2015

NFL MVP Odds Released for 2015 Season

Andrew Luck, J.J. Watt, Adrian Peterson, and Aaron Rodgers are among those with the best odds to win the 2015 NFL MVP award. With the 2015 NFL season approaching, the guys at Bovada LV have released their odds for the winners of the 2015-16 NFL MVP award. To no surprise, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the way with 5-1 odds. The two-time MVP will once again guide one of the NFL's most prolific offenses in addition to maybe the best overall team in Green Bay. Right behind Rodgers is Colts QB Andrew Luck at 7-1 odds, followed by Texans DL J.J. Watt and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson at 16-1...
Houston Chronicle Aug 8, 2015

Working overtime on offense nothing new for Texans defensive star J.J. Watt

RICHMOND, Va – J.J. Watt doesn’t confine his football talents strictly to the defensive side of the football. The Texans’ star defensive end is also an offensive weapon. Watt caught three touchdown passes last season, lining up as a tight end. That took Watt back to his roots as a tight end at Central Michigan […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 7, 2015

Texans Training Camp: John McClain, Aaron Wilson on J.J. Watt vs. Redskins

The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Aaron Wilson discuss Texans defensive end J.J. Watt following training camp practice with the Redskins. (Video produced by Brett Coomer)
Houston Chronicle Aug 7, 2015

J.J. Watt and Vince Wilfork have formed ‘big brother little brother relationship’

RICHMOND, Va. – Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt and his playful, irrepressible personality have forged a big dog, little dog relationship with massive new defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. It’s one of the few times that the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Watt can be the ‘puppy’ as Wilfork, who’s listed at 6-foot-2, 325 pounds, is actually much […]
Times-Picayune Aug 6, 2015

Cam Newton, J.J. Watt make one-handed catches in practice

The Saints head the Houston to play the Texans in late November. The scouting report for that game almost certainly was going to mention All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, who's arguably the NFL's best defensive lineman.  The Saints might have...

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