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Bill O’Brien officially rules J.J. Watt out for season

After a setback involving his back landed J.J. Watt on injured reserve, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has confirmed the defensive end will be out the rest of the season. Bill O'Brien makes it official, rules out JJ Watt for rest of season after Thursday's back surgery. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2016 Watt underwent surgery...
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JJ Watt has back surgery, expected to miss rest of season

HOUSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition says the Houston Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and it is expected to miss the rest of the season.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the surgery.Watt was placed on the injured reserve Wednesday with a back injury...
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Report: JJ Watt out for season after back surgery

J.J. Watt reportedly is out for the season after undergoing back surgery on Thursday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Watt underwent his surgery and is expected to be out for the rest of the season. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says the Houston Texans knew Watt's back injury would have kept him out for the rest of the season anyhow, which is why they elected for the surgery. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Slim’ chance J.J. Watt returns to Texans this season

The Houston Texans were dealt a major blow when they had to place three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt on injured reserve earlier this week. Watt, who underwent off-season back surgery, apparently rushed himself back from the injury in order to take the field on opening day. No one knows whether this played a role in the injury itself popping back up again, but it sure...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota last among QBs in ESPN’s Total QBR

The worst NFL quarterback through three games in 2016 is Marcus Mariota of the Tennessee Titans, according to ESPN’s Total QBR metric. Mariota currently ranks 31st out of 31 qualifying quarterbacks in ESPN’s advanced version of passer rating. Turnovers have likely played a big part in Mariota’s fall down the rankings in Total QBR. He has four interceptions and two lost fumbles...
Via The Sports Daily
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J.J. Watt shares inspirational message after landing on IR

J.J. Watt plans to tackle his rehab as ferociously as he tackles opposing quarterbacks. The Houston Texans placed Watt on injured reserve Wednesday after the All-Pro defensive end re-injured his surgically repaired back during last Thursday’s loss to the New England Patriots. Watt, who missed the entire preseason before returning for Houston’s first three regular-season games...
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J.J. Watt placed on IR, reportedly expected to miss rest of 2016

The latest back injury that J.J. Watt suffered is as bad as initially feared, as the Houston Texans sent the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year to injured reserve on Tuesday. While the league’s new IR rules allow for a team to designate one player on the list to return later in the year, reports indicate the Texans are not optimistic about Watt playing again in 2016. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: JJ Watt re-injures back, facing extended absence

After having back surgery earlier this year, there was speculation about whether J.J. Watt would be ready to start the season. The defensive star was cleared to play in Week 1, but could now be facing an extended absence. As reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Watt has re-injured his back and is potentially facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines. Sources: #Texans star DL JJ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt doesn't know where his Texans letterman jacket is

Nearly four years later, J.J. Watt is still trying to forget. In 2012, the Houston Texans wore letterman jackets when they traveled to Foxboro for a “Monday Night Football” showdown with the New England Patriots, a game they wound up losing 42-14. There’s been no indication that the Texans will pull a similar stunt when they return to Gillette Stadium on Thursday night...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt says he considered retirement during the offseason

According to a video with Graham Bensinger on Bensinger’s YouTube Channel, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said that he had considered retirement due to lack of function in his leg because of his injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from 2015 retiring after arguably the best season he had ever played would have been a shocker for sure. However, he really...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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