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Height/Weight: 6-5/289 | Birthdate: 3/22/1989 | Birthplace: Waukesha, WI, USA | Team: Houston | College: Wisconsin | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 87.88
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J.J. Watt sets franchise record for fumble recoveries


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recovered Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's fumble in the first quarter Monday, giving him a franchise-record nine fumble recoveries in his four-year career. DeMeco Ryans recovered eight fumbles for Houston from 2006-11.

It was Watt's third fumble recovery this year, and he also recorded his fifth sack. Watt has 29 tackles entering Week 8 at Tennessee.


Injured Texans cleared for action


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Several Texans who were on the injury report are active for Monday's game at Pittsburgh.

The list includes defensive end J.J. Watt (thigh), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (hand), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), linebacker Brooks Reed (groin), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee). All were listed as probable.

Also suiting up is linebacker Mike Mohamed, who was questionable with a thigh injury.

Jadeveon Clowney questionable on Texans Week 7 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is listed as questionable to play in Monday's Week 7 battle with the Steelers after limited in practice for a second straight day Saturday.

Clowney hasn't played since Week 1 while recovering from knee surgery. Linebacker Mike Mohamed (calf) is also questionable to play afer being limited all week. Cornerback Darryl Morris (anke) has been ruled out.

The Texans have a whopping 12 players listed as probable to play Monday, including running back Arian Foster (groin), wide receivers Andre Johnson (ankle) and DeAndre Hopkins (hand), guard Brandon Brooks (illness), center Chris Myers (not injury related), offensive tackle Derek Newton (elbow), defensive ends J.J. Watt (thigh) and Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee) and linebackers Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee).


Texans' J.J. Watt continues to terrorize Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt continued to terrorize offenses Week 6. 

Watt found a way to make a huge impact during the game. He had seven tackles, including three that went for a loss. He also defensed three passes, and was credited with four quarterback hits. His biggest play came on a fumble recovery. Watt shot through the Texans offensive line to recover the fumble, then picked up it and rumbled 45 yards for the score. It was Watt's third touchdown of the season. 

Watt will take on the Steelers Week 7. 


Every Texans probable good to go Week 6


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/9/2014) Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 


Texans place 18 probables on Wednesday injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) All but one of 18 players listed by the Texans as probable for their Thursday night game against Indianapolis was a full participant at Wednesday practice. The exception is cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), who was limited.

The other defensive probables are cornerback A.J. Bouye (groin), safeties Eddie Pleasant (ankle) and D.J. Swearinger (elbow), linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), Brian Cushing (knee) and Akeem Dent (shoulder), and defensive linemen Tim Jamison (groin), Ryan Pickett (knee) and J.J. Watt (thigh).

The offensive probables are running back Alfred Blue (knee), linemen Derek Newton (ankle), Brandon Brooks (ankle) and Ben Jones (knee), quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf) and wide receiver Damaris Johnson (foot). Punter Shane Lechler (hip) is also probable.


Texans DE J.J. Watt probable heading into Week 5


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is probable entering Week 5.

Watt is dealing with a thigh injury. He was limited in practice Friday, but it seems as if he'll give it a go Sunday. 


Texans DE J.J. Watt likely OK for Week 5 despite missed session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) A thigh problem sidelined Texans stud defensive end J.J. Watt for the second straight practice Thursday.

The injury, however, is not serious, per the Houston Chronicle, which is claiming that Watt should be fine for the game Sunday in Dallas.

Watt has contributed to 12 tackles and has a sack and 80-yard pick six in the last two games alone.


Texans veterans do not practice Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) A number of Texans veterans did not practice Wednesday.

Arian Foster was held out due to a hamstring issue. He was limited Week 4 due to the injury. Receiver Andre Johnson also missed practice due to an ankle injury.

On the defensive side, both J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing were unable to go. Watt was listed with a thigh injury, while Cushing is dealing with a knee issue. 


J.J. Watt returns interception 80 yards for TD in Week 4


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recorded five total tackes and returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown in his team's 23-17 win over the Bills in Week 5.

With the Bills in the red zone, Watt swatted a pass attempt into the air, caught the ball at his own 20-yard line and rumbled into the end zone, getting a block on quarterback EJ Manuel to spring him for the easy touchdown. It was his second score of the season after catching a touchdown pass in Week 2. He has two sacks and a blocked kick as well through four games. Watt and the Texans defense will head to Dallas for a Week 5 matchup with the Cowboys.


Texans struggle to stop the run during Week 3 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The Texans defense had its worst performance of the season during a 30-17 loss Week 3 at N.Y. Giants. Not only did the Giants total three touchdowns and three field goals, but they finished with 419 yards, which included 176 rushing yards from Rashad Jennings.

The Texans did force a fumble down inside the 5-yard line as the Giants were driving for a score in the first half. They also got a sack from J.J. Watt, while linebacker Brian Cushing finished with a team-high 17 tackles (eight solo). Safety Kendrick Lewis had a team-high 11 solo tackles and finished with 12 total tackles and one forced fumble.

The Texans will look to rebound Week 4 vs. Buffalo.


Texans have 11 injured players ruled active for Week 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).

Texans list 10 as probable Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Texans have listed 10 players as probable Week 2 against the Raiders.

Tight end Garrett Graham WR Andre Johnson, CB Johnathan Joseph, CB A.J. Bouye, OL Tyson Clabo, LB Brian Cushing, RB Arian Foster, DE Tim Jamison, CB Elbert Mack, LB Mike Mohamed, OL Chris Myers, OL Derek Newton, FB Jay Prosch, OL Xaier Su'a-Filo, DE J.J. Watt and DT Louis Nix II are all probable heading into the game.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the only player ruled out for Week 2. 


J.J. Watt gets six-year, $100 million extension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt agreed to a six-year, $100 million extension, including nearly $52 million guaranteed. The deal makes Watt the NFL's highest-paid defensive player.

Watt has 36.5 sacks in three seasons.


J.J. Watt locked up through 2015


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/18/2014) The Texans have exercised their option to keep defensive end J.J. Watt on the roster through the 2015 season. The Houston Chronicle believes that Watt won't even play under the terms of that fifth year (roughly $10.6 million guaranteed) because the Texans will agree to a long-term extension with him before then. 

J.J. Watt earns first-team status on All-Pro team


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/3/2014) First-teamer J.J. Watt is the lone Texans player on the All-Pro team released by the Associated Press.

NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.

Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.

Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.


J.J. Watt to give it all he's got


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is active for Week 16 against the Broncos even though he was bothered by a hand injury in practice leading up to the game. He was listed as probable on Friday's injury report.

Texans list many defenders among Sunday probables


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The Texans boast a boatload of defensive players on their Friday injury report, but nearly all of them are probable for the Week 16 game against Denver.

The probables are defensive backs D.J. Swearinger (foot), Josh Victorian (back) and Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebackers Justin Tuggle (elbow) and Joe Mays (knee) and linemen Antonio Smith (knee) and J.J. Watt (hand).


Brooks Reed getting sacks instead of J.J. Watt


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/16/2013) The Texans recorded one sack Week 15 at Indianapolis, but it wasn't defensive lineman J.J. Watt who contributed it. In fact, he's now gone three games without one despite his 9 1/2 on the year. Linebacker Brooks Reed was the one who took down Andrew Luck in the third quarter, giving him a sack in back-to-back games. He has only three all year.

Watt finished with five tackles, one solo. Reed had three, all solo.


J.J. Watt falls silent in Thursday night loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt didn't have much of an impact on Week 14, as the Texans fell to the Jaguars, 27-20. Watt racked up just three tackles, with one pass defense and no sacks.

Watt has not been able to maintain his torrid pace from last season, but still has 9 1/2 sacks and 64 tackles through 13 games. 


J.J. Watt has six sacks in last five games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2013) Texans defensive end J.J. Watt recorded at least one sack for a fifth straight game Week 12 vs. Jacksonville. Watt has totaled six sacks in his last five games.

Watt had a season-high eight solo tackles Sunday and also tied a season high with nine total tackles. Watt has 56 tackles (46 solo) and 9 1/2 sacks through 11 games.

Watt also blocked a Josh Scobee 49-yard field goal Week 12. It was his second blocked field goal this season.


Texans clear 13 injured players for Week 12


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Texans tackle Duane Brown (illness), tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion), center Ben Jones (ankle), safety Shiloh Keo (Achilles, hamstring), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), center Chris Myers (throat), tackle Derek Newton (knee, elbow), guard Wade Smith (knee), defensive end J.J. Watt (back), guard Cody White (neck), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hamstring), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe, back) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were all cleared to play Week 12 vs. Jacksonville.

Texans injury report as big as state of Texas


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) The Texans list 17 players on their Friday injury report, but 11 are probable for the game against the Jaguars on Sunday.

The offensive players among the probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (illness), offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee), Cody White (neck) Ben Jones (ankle), Duane Brown (illness), Derek Newton (knee/elbow) and Chris Myers (throat) and running back Ben Tate (ribs, ankle, neck).

The probables on defense are safety Shiloh Keo (Achilles/hamstring), linebacker Joe Mays (knee) and end J.J. Watt (back).


J.J. Watt resting sore back Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2013) Gary Kubiak said a sore back has Texans defensive end J.J. Watt sidelined from Wednesday practice, but he should be back Thursday.

Watt has 8 1/2 sacks this season after recording 20 1/2 in 2012, but has picked up the pace with four in his last three games.