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J.J. Watt | Defensive Lineman | #99

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 289
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (11) / HOU
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J.J. Watt (groin, core) returned to practice on Monday.
He missed last month's OTAs while recovering from a pair of offseason surgeries. The 27-year-old led the NFL in sacks in 2015. Watt, who has never missed a game, has earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in three of his last four seasons. His availability for training camp was never in doubt. Jun 6 - 2:00 PM

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J.J. Watt (groin surgery) said he expects to be back practicing "soon."

"I feel really good," Watt said. "As soon as I'm allowed, I'll be out there." The Texans may ease Watt through the offseason program, but he should be 100 percent for training camp.
May 31 - 3:53 PM

J.J. Watt (groin surgery) is working out on the side at OTAs.

The Texans are just taking things easy with their franchise player. Watt is believed to be close to 100 percent. He will start raging once camp rolls around.
May 23 - 3:16 PM

J.J. Watt said he has "no idea" when he will retire.

"I’m not saying it’s not going to be two, three, four years," Watt said. "But I’m also not saying it’s going to be nine, 10, 11 years. I literally do not know the answer." Watt caused a firestorm earlier this month by suggesting he could be nearing retirement after battling through an injury-riddled season, but he is only 27 and is still the best defensive player in the league. Watt will continue to terrorize opposing quarterbacks for the foreseeable future.
Source: MMQB
Apr 18 - 8:27 AM

J.J. Watt said Wednesday that he'll only play in the NFL for as long as he's one of the best players in the game.

Watt said he won't be one of those players that tries to hang on as long as possible, whether it's chasing a ring or a paycheck. He just turned 27 last month and is coming off major abdominal surgery after tearing five core muscles during an injury-riddled 2015 season, though he still didn't miss a game. Watt is five years into his career and has won three Defensive Player of the Year awards, but he may be closer to the end than the beginning.
Apr 6 - 9:29 AM

ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports J.J. Watt had "five partially or fully torn muscles in his core area" by the end of last season, and required surgery on "both sides of his body."

It was a painful year for Watt, who also broke his hand and played through a herniated disk in his back as he nevertheless again won Defensive Player of the Year honors. The indestructible defensive lineman turned 27 earlier this month.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 31 - 2:39 PM

J.J. Watt said he is doing "pretty darn well" in his recovery from groin surgery.

Watt dealt with several injuries throughout last season, but he is nearing full health. "I am back to my full workouts, I’m back to everything," Watt said. "So now it’s just building back to what I was and going above and beyond that, which I will be at by the first game of the season." Despite the injuries, Watt led the league with 17.5 sacks and won the Defensive Player of the Year award for the third time in the last four seasons.
Source: CBS Houston
Mar 31 - 9:30 AM

J.J. Watt (sports hernia) says he has resumed full training.

Watt is barely a month removed from sports-hernia surgery. It appears his rehab from the procedure is going well, and he should be good to go for the offseason program. Watt won his third Defensive Player of the Year honor in 2015.
Feb 23 - 9:46 AM

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

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.
Source: NFL.com
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

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