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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

Dreessen to sign with Broncos

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Broncos announced Friday morning that they have agreed to terms on a contract with Texans UFA TE Joel Dreessen.

Ryans comes to Philly a born leader

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
With Eagles fans, there is natural-born doubt. But if newly acquired LB DeMeco Ryans is healthy, he should be a terrific fit in the middle of the defense.

Texans trade LB Ryans to Eagles for pick

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 7:46 p.m. ET
The Texans have traded LB DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles for a fourth-round draft choice and a swap of third-rounders.

Reports: Bengals agree with CB Allen

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Bengals have agreed to a contract with Texans UFA CB Jason Allen, multiple media outlets have reported.

Texans may draft kicker for first time ever

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
With Houston possibly not being able to afford PK Neil Rackers, it could make franchise history, drafting a kicker for the first time.

Texans reach agreement with C Myers

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
The Texans have come to terms with one of their own, free-agent C Chris Myers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday.

Raiders enter fray, sign Brisiel, Bartell

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
The Raiders made their first two free-agent signings Friday, adding former Rams CB Ron Bartell and ex-Texans OG Mike Brisiel.

Texans confident Butler can replace Winston

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
Following the surpising release of ORT Eric Winston, OT Rashad Butler becomes the Texans' new starter.

Bills land DE Williams

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
After two days in Buffalo, the Bills will sign Pro Bowl DE Mario Williams to a six-year contract.

Phillips presented with PFW coaching award

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was honored as the 2011 Assistant Coach of the Year on Tuesday at the Ed Block Courage Awards.

Texans cut QB Leinart, FB Vickers

Posted March 13, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
The Texans released QB Matt Leinart on Monday evening, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The First Fifteen: Free-agency edition

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 10:23 p.m. ET
The NFL is on the verge of its annual round robin of free agents and teams filling out dance cards otherwise known as free agency, which begins Tuesday.

Texans release ORT Winston

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
Texans OT Eric Winston has been released, he announced on his Twitter.

Report: Texans P Hartmann suspended four games

Posted March 10, 2012 @ 10:22 a.m. ET
The NFL has reportedly suspended Texans P Brett Hartmann four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Fantasy spins: Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster

Posted March 06, 2012 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
What do the signings of Marshawn Lynch, Stevie Johnson and Arian Foster mean from a fantasy angle? William Del Pilar breaks it down.

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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