J.J. Watt

#99 DL / Houston Texans / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 288 lb Age: 30 College: Wisconsin Bye 10

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Calls himself healthy

    J.J. Watt (knee) termed himself healthy as the Houston Texans' offseason program kicks off, Drew Dougherty of the team's official site reports. "I get to work on my craft, work in the weight room," Watt told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. "Last two years hoping to get back to play and hoping to play at a decent level."After a pair of injury-plagued years, Watt bounced back in 2018 to something resembling his peak from earlier this decade. Overall, he posted his fourth-most sacks (16) in a given campaign while accumulating 61 tackles and a career-best seven forced fumbles in 16 games. Watt underwent a minor procedure on his knee following the Texans' wild-card loss to the Colts, but his offseason otherwise has been preparation-based rather than focused on rehab.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Undergoes minor knee procedure

    J.J. Watt underwent a successful minor knee procedure Thursday, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.Watt played through a lingering knee injury for much of the 2018 season, and has elected to have a minor cleanup done to address the issue. The 29-year-old is not expected to be hindered during offseason workouts. Watt totaled 16 sacks on the year, which ranked second in the league, and is a Comeback Player of the Year candidate after having missed 11 games in 2017 due to a broken leg.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Makes impact both good, bad

    J.J. Watt had two tackles, a quarterback hit and two passes defensed in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card round loss to the Colts.Watt deflected a couple of Andrew Luck passes, one of which turned into an interception inside Houston's own red zone, but was not the disruptive force we've seen much of the season. His offside penalty on the Colts' opening possession helped extend a drive that turned into a touchdown. The penalty was emblematic of Houston's performance in a game in which they made unforced errors and were utterly dominated. The frustration of the playoff loss aside, this was a nice bounceback season for Watt, who recorded 16 sacks and played a full season for the first time since 2015. He'll be 30 years old when the 2019 season kicks off and shows no signs of slowing down.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Absent from injury report

    J.J. Watt (elbow) doesn't sport an injury designation for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts.The injuries that limited Watt in practice Wednesday were not believed to be serious, so it shouldn't come as a shock that he will suit up for the wild-card game. The star defensive end has enjoyed a resurgent season after a pair of injury-riddled campaigns, racking up 16.0 sacks and 47 tackles over a full regular season. The Colts have allowed just seven sacks all season -- tied with the Saints for the cleanest sheet in the league -- so Watt and the Houston Texans defense will have their work cut out for them getting to Andrew Luck. Watt, however, has accounted for three of those sacks in the two previous games against the Colts.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Limited at Wednesday's session

    J.J. Watt (elbow/knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.Watt's injuries are not believed to be too serious. He's still on track to play in Saturday's wild-card tilt with the Colts, but confirmation likely won't occur until later this week. The Houston Texans appear to be taking every precaution necessary to ensure that Watt is available for Saturday's contest.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Downplays elbow injury

    J.J. Watt (elbow/knee) said Tuesday that he'll be ready to play in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Colts, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.Watt was limited in Tuesday's practice with elbow and knee injuries and wore a black sleeve on his right arm. He specifically downplayed the right elbow injury, while the knee is something he's managed since November.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Limited Tuesday

    J.J. Watt (elbow/knee) was limited in practice Tuesday.Watt is nursing an elbow injury he suffered in Week 17's win over the Jaguars, in addition to the knee injury he dealt with over the past few weeks. The defensive end has played through the knee injury since November, and the elbow injury is not severe, so it's hard to believe he'll be sidelined Saturday.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Picks up arm injury

    J.J. Watt injured his right arm during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jaguars, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.Watt sustained an undisclosed injury to his left arm during a first quarter sack-fumble, saying "my arm just got jacked up in a couple different directions." The star defensive end received X-rays on his left arm Sunday, which did not reveal any significant injury. Watt will undergo more testing in the coming days, but does not appear to be in danger of missing any time as the Houston Texans head into the playoffs.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Set for Week 17

    J.J. Watt (knee) won't carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.Watt was once again a limited participant this week as he hasn't fully shaken the knee issue, though it poses no threat to his status for Sunday's game. The 29-year-old has a prime matchup against Blake Bortles and a tattered Jaguars offensive line.

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    Texans' J.J. Watt: Listed as limited at practice

    J.J. Watt (knee) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.Watt appearing on a Wednesday injury report has been common practice the last month, but he's yet to miss a game. That's what we anticipate Week 17, when the Houston Texans still have a shot at a playoff bye in the AFC with a win over the Jaguars and a Patriots loss to the Jets.