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J.J. Watt | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 289
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (11) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Associated Press named Texans LE J.J. Watt its 2015 Defensive Player of the Year.
It’s the third time in four seasons Watt has won DPOY. In 2015, Watt led the league with 17.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss, and finished as Pro Football Focus' highest graded 3-4 end. He received 37 votes, followed by Rams DT Aaron Donald (7), Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (4) and Panthers CB Josh Norman (2). Watt joins Giants LB Lawrence Taylor as the NFL's only three-time DPOY winners. Feb 6 - 9:02 PM

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Roger Goodell announced the Texans will play the Raiders on Monday Night Football November 21 in Mexico City.

The NFL hasn't had a regular season game in Mexico since 2005 when the Cardinals defeated the 49ers in front of 103,467 fans at Azteca Stadium. Like all Monday night games, Texans/Raiders will be broadcast on ESPN. The NFL will have four international games this year: one in Mexico and three in London.
Feb 5 - 3:19 PM

J.J. Watt underwent sports-hernia surgery on Tuesday.

We already knew Watt was undergoing a groin operation, but now we know the details. It's a standard procedure with a standard recovery time. It's quite possible Watt will be a full participant in the Texans' offseason program. Watt finds out on February 6 if he's won his third Defensive Player of the Year award in four years.
Jan 12 - 3:45 PM

Texans LE J.J. Watt will undergo groin surgery on Tuesday.

It's an injury he's been dealing with off and on for the last 6-7 weeks. Watt seemed to aggravate his groin Saturday after taking a hit from Chiefs OT Eric Fisher. Watt only missed a few plays but was reportedly in so much pain that he had to be driven from the locker room to his car after the game. Watt was a unanimous All-Pro selection this year and should continue his reign of dominance in 2016.
Jan 10 - 10:04 AM

J.J. Watt has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17.

Watt manhandled the Jaguars' offensive line, piling up five solo tackles, three sacks, three tackles for loss, four QB hits, two batted passes, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. That's as jam-packed a stat line out there, and Watt does it every week. He led the league with 17.5 sacks.
Jan 6 - 12:40 PM

Texans LE J.J. Watt practiced without a cast on his broken left hand Friday.

It is unclear if he plans to play without the club this week against Jags. Watt did not miss a game after breaking his hand in practice three weeks ago, but he has not been as effective on the field playing with a cast, recording nine tackles and one sack in three games. Watt's goal is likely to be able to play without the cast once the playoffs roll around next week.
Jan 2 - 9:48 AM

Texans LE J.J. Watt (hand) is active for Week 14 against the Patriots.

Watt was listed as probable and fully expected to play. He shouldn't be limited despite having a case on his hand. Inactive for the Texans are QB Brandon Weeden, CB Darryl Morris, S Rahim Moore, LB Justing Tuggle, OL Oday Aboushi, TE Garrett Graham, and DL Jeoffrey Pagan.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Texans LE J.J. Watt (hand) remained sidelined at Friday's practice but is probable for Week 14.

He hasn't practiced since breaking his hand on Wednesday. Despite his absence, coach Bill O'Brien said Watt will be "good to go" Sunday against New England. Watt has never missed a game since entering the league in 2011.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 02:12:00 PM

Texans LE J.J. Watt said he broke his hand at Wednesday's practice.

That won't stop him from playing Sunday against New England. In theory, it could diminish Watt's effectiveness, but he should be fine playing with a cast/club. Watt leads the NFL in sacks, and is well on his way to capturing another Defensive Player of the Year award.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 02:09:00 PM

Texans LE J.J. Watt has a cast on his left hand, but is expected to be fine for Week 14.

Watt missed Thursday's practice, but concern is low amongst the Texans' press corps. It doesn't seem like it will be an issue against the Patriots.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:34:00 PM

Texans LE J.J. Watt has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 11.

It's his first Defensive Player of the Week of the season, though he's been his thoroughly-dominant self all year. Last week against the Jets, Watt piled up eight solo tackles, a pair of sacks, five tackles for loss, and five quarterback hits. He's on his way to being named a unanimous first-team All-Pro again.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 10:14:00 AM

Texans LE J.J. Watt (back) is active for Week 8 against the Titans.

Watt was fully expected to play despite being listed as questionable. The Texans inactives are WR Cecil Shorts, CB Kareem Jackson, LB Akeem Dent, S Rahim Moore, LB Benardrick McKinney, OL Greg Mancz and LB Kourtnei Brown.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Texans LE J.J. Watt (back, questionable) returned to practice on Friday.

He was given Wednesday and Thursday off, but will be good to go against Titans RT Jeremiah Poutasi, who's had a tough time in pass protection this year.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 02:02:00 PM

J.J. Watt (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Watt is dealing with a minor back injury. Coach Bill O'Brien said he's not concerned about Watt's status for Sunday. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has never missed a game.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:34:00 PM

J.J. Watt missed Wednesday's practice with a back injury.

Watt called the injury minor after practice and said the "plan" was to play on Sunday. Jadeveon Clowney (illness) was also out on Wednesday, but he is expected to play as well.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 09:36:00 AM

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