J.J. Watt | DE
Posted: 8/19/2014 8:10pm et
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt believes he has outplayed his current contract and wants to sign an extension.
Huddle Up: You know, Watt just might have a case after compiling the third-most sacks (36.5) and most passes knocked down (27) by a defensive lineman since entering the league in 2011. And, oh yeah, there's the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award and two first-team All-Pro selections on his resume as well.
Posted: 4/17/2014 10:40pm et
The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option in DE J.J. Watt's contract.
Huddle Up: Here's a no-brainer as the Texans brace for the coming big-bucks extension for the ultra-talented DE who has an eye-popping 36.5 sacks, 27 passes defensed and 8 forced fumbles in 48 career games.
Posted: 2/24/2014 2:06pm et
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, and the Texans are getting closer to being forced to make a decision about the star defensive lineman's future. The team has the ability to pick up the team option for a fifth year. The team does not Watt to reach free agency.
Huddle Up: The Texans have options, including picking up Watt's option and/or using the franchise tag. Even more than deciding who they'll pick with the first selection in the draft, locking up Watt might be the team's top priority.
Posted: 12/24/2013 10:54pm et
Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (nose) is likely to have plastic surgery in the offseason to fix a deep gash on the bridge of his nose that continues to be reopened every time he plays. The initial injury occurred in Week 4 and required six stitches. Watt said it is 'very painful' each time he gets hit. He used a different helmet in Week 16 and plans to stick with it for the regular season finale. "Once it gets time to heal up and rest, it goes back to pretty normal,' he said. 'We'll see what happens. If it doesn't heal itself, then I will look into getting it fixed."
Huddle Up: Watt has had a productive season with 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for a loss but nothing approaching his monster 2012 season (20.5 sacks, 42 TFLs).