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J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt - #99 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 295 lbs.
Birthday 03/22/1989
Birthplace Pewaukee, WI
College Wisconsin
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 1st round, 11th pick by Texans

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
81 4 0

Fantasy spin: Texans WR DeVier Posey

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Does DeVier Posey have the ability to crack the starting lineup for the Texans, and does he give fantasy owners an option other than Andre Johnson?

Posey addition could mean end of Jones' tenure in Houston

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
Texans fans badly wanted a receiver in the draft – almost as much as their desire to see Jacoby Jones run out of town. It appears both of their wishes will be granted.

Mercilus will help replace Williams in Houston

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11 p.m. ET
The Titans hope that first-round pick Whitney Mercilus can fill the void created by the departure of OLB Mario Williams to Buffalo.

Report: Redskins add PK Rackers

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed PK Neil Rackers to a one-year deal, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Source: Playing Casey at FB will hurt Texans

Posted April 21, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The likelihood of James Casey starting at fullback for Houston may prove to be a mistake, according to PFW's Whispers.

New Texans ILB James signed to develop Sharpton

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Although new Texans ILB Bradie James has more experience in Wade Phillips' "D" than any of his teammates, it's Darryl Sharpton's starting job to lose.

Texans announce front-office changes

Posted April 18, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Texans announced of pair of changes in their front office on Wednesday, promoting D. Cal McNair and Suzie Thomas.

Texans' Quin: Leaders will emerge, we'll be fine

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
SS Glover Quin was disappointed Houston parted ways with some locker-room favorites, but he's confident new leaders will emerge.

Texans agree to terms with ILB James

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Texans have added another piece to their new-look linebacking corps, agreeing to terms on Thursday with free-agent ILB Bradie James.

Texans' Barwin likely to terrorize QBs even more

Posted April 07, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
With Connor Barwin healthy and not having to learn a new defense, the linebacker figures to be even better, according to our "Whispers."

Texans re-sign S Demps

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed free-agent S Quintin Demps, the team announced Thursday.

Houston Texans

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here are the Houston Texans top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Connecting the draft dots

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers a creative, draft-related perspective on five of the biggest NFL moves so far this offseason.

AFC South draft needs

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
With three AFC South teams having wide receiver as their No. 1 need, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd may get some consideration in Round One.

Texans sign P Jones

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed to a two-year deal with P Donnie Jones.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Watt has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, missing a perfect ballot by one vote.||||||| The NFL's sacks leader with 20 1-2 and a pass-blocking fiend, Watt earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Denver linebacker Von Miller received the other vote. Watt, a versatile second-year player with a tremendous burst off the line, also forced four fumbles and recovered two in helping the Texans to their second straight AFC South title. With his long wingspan, he blocked a stunning 16 passes.
Posted Jan. 12, 2013
Watt was an unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-Pro team announced Saturday.||||||| Watt, who led the NFL with 20 1-2 sacks, is among 17 players making their All-Pro debuts.
Posted Dec. 18, 2012
Watt increased his AFC-leading sack total to 19 1/2 with a strong game Sunday.||||||| The NFL record for a season is 22 1/2.
Posted Oct. 01, 2012
Watt had two sacks Sunday in a 38-14 win over Tennessee.||||||| Watt leads the NFL with 7 1/2 sacks.
Posted April 28, 2011
The Texans took Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt with the 11th overall pick Thursday night, and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the team won't stop there as they try to bolster a unit that ranked 30th in yards allowed last season.||||||| Phillips is hoping that the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Watt develops into a solid complement for Mario Williams, the No. 1 overall pick in 2006 and Houston's all-time sacks leader. Watt made 43 tackles behind the line of scrimmage, including 11 1/2 sacks, in 26 games at Wisconsin.

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