The Texans are not involved in contract-extension talks with All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, general manager Rick Smith said Friday.

The organization is still evaluating its current roster and overall contract situation. While the Texans highly value Watt and the 2012 NFL defensive player of the year can become a free agent in 2016, discussions to extend Watt’s rookie deal have not begun.

“This being the first year that those deals can open up (in the new collective bargaining agreement), you will see any number of positions that those clubs can take,” Smith said at the NFL draft scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. “We are in the process of trying to determine how we are going to handle that as well. It’s an important piece. It’s an element that obviously needs to be thought through and carefully considered and we’re doing that at this point.”