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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: JJ Watt has restructured his contract. Turned $10M roster bonus into a signing bonus. Creates $8M in cap space for HOU for 2015.

  • Watt restructures contract, frees $8 million in cap space for Texans

    Fox Sports Southwest "J.J. Watt is the highest paid player on the Houston Texans after signing a six-year $100 million contract prior to the 2014 season, but that doesn't mean the defensive star can't give his team some salary cap relief. Watt and the Texans have restructured his contract to turn what would have..." March 24

  • J.J. Watt rewards himself with log cabin in ‘middle of nowhere’

    Houston Chronicle "Since the Texans’ 2014 season ended, J.J. Watt has appeared on another national magazine cover, jumped over Jimmy Kimmel on national television and collected two turnovers in the Pro Bowl. This week, Watt has made the rounds in Glendale, Ariz., during the media buildup toward Super Bowl..." January 30

  • Watt acknowledges he has 'no idea' what's going on in offensive huddle

    Fox Sports Southwest "Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has an unprecedented three offensive touchdowns this season, and five total with his two defensive scores factored in the mix. While Watt is capable of doing many things, knowing what is going on in the huddle on the offensive side of the ball isn't..." December 05

  • J.J. Watt makes it work on offense

    ESPN.com "In a lot of ways, J.J. Watt is loud. His play is loud and flashy and demands the attention of two, maybe three offensive linemen. He elicits loud cheers from Houston Texans fans -- they chant his name, sometimes "M-V-P" -- and sometimes he yells back. There are times, though, when the..." December 04

  • Texans back J.J. Watt for MVP

    SB Nation "The Houston Texans may not even make the postseason, but that doesn't mean they couldn't conceivably have the league's Most Valuable Player on their team. His teammates have noted defensive end J.J. Watt is more deserving of the award than anyone, including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron..." December 01

  • Justin Pugh does good job on Texans' J.J. Watt

    Newsday "Justin Pugh was so sick of hearing about J.J. Watt that by the time he actually faced the Texans' All-Pro defensive end, his head was spinning -- and he allowed a sack. It was an inauspicious beginning for the second-year right tackle's day against Watt, but it turned out to be one of the few..." September 22

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Bill O'Brien just said you can expect Texans to use J.J. Watt 'more and more' moving forward as red-zone TE. Watch out league!!

  • Broncos' Von Miller: Texans' J.J. Watt 'underpaid'

    USA Today "The scrum of television cameras and reporters hovering around Von Miller started to clear away Wednesday afternoon, but the Denver Broncos' star pass rusher had a question. "Doesn't anyone want to know about the chickens?" Miller said. The mercurial pass rusher, who is set to make his full..." September 04

  • J.J. Watt hit the gym at 3 a.m. on night after finalizing huge contract, gets locked out

    Fox Sports "Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt celebrated his record-making contract extension with the Houston Texans on Tuesday by showing up at the team's training facility at 3 in the morning. Watt couldn't sleep. Only problem is, the gym's doors were locked. According to the Houston Chronicle, Watt..." September 03

  • J.J. Watt agrees to six-year, $100 million deal with the Texans

    Houston Chronicle "When Texans defensive end J.J. Watt signs his six-year, $100 million contract extension that includes $51.876 million guaranteed, he will become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. Watt’s extension surpasses the previous record set by former Texans defensive end Mario Williams,..." September 02

  • J.J. Watt wants to remain with Texans; waiting for extension

    Houston Chronicle "J.J. Watt wants to remain with the Texans as long as possible. The 2012 NFL defensive player of the year also knows he’s in line for a major contract extension. Watt said Tuesday he hasn’t considered holding out because it would keep him off the football field. But the face of the franchise..." August 19

  • Texans’ J.J. Watt dealing with hyperextended knee

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is dealing with a hyperextended knee. Coach Bill O’Brien said Watt’s injury is minor and not a concern. The 2012 NFL defensive player of the year tweaked his knee during practice Thursday." June 14

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    RT @FieldYates: Texans have officially exercised the 5th-year option on DE J.J. Watt for 2015, per source. Deadline to do so was May 3.

  • O’Brien says Watt will fit in well with Texans’ new defense

    Houston Chronicle "Defensive end J.J. Watt is considered the best defensive player in the NFL. A lot of Texans fans are wondering how he will fit into new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s 3-4 scheme that’s different from the 3-4 used under Wade Phillips. Watt’s strength is getting off the ball, getting up..." March 26

  • Texans aren’t talking to J.J. Watt, but maybe they should be

    Houston Chronicle "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..." February 23

  • J.J. Watt’s mom wants him to get a nose job

    USA Today "This offseason, J.J. Watt might have some work done. According to the Associated Press, after a “violent” collision in Week 4 against Seattle, the Houston Texans star has a deep gash on the bridge of his nose that required six stitches at the time. Every game since, the wound has reopened and..." December 24

  • J.J. Watt will keep his salute, and NFL says that’s OK

    Houston Chronicle "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will not stop his post-sack salute to the military even though the NFL is telling officials to crack down on rules against excessive celebration. Watt shouldn’t have a problem. The NFL says celebrations like the military salute are a violation only if they are..." August 07

  • J.J. Watt could become best ever, Brian Cushing says

    NFL.com "Those who see Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt's dominance up close and personal on a regular basis are running out of superlatives. Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips predicted after one season that Watt would end up with a Hall of Fame bust in Canton. One year later, Phillips..." July 03

  • JJ Watt's new MegaWatt shoes a big hit

    Fox Sports Southwest "Quickness and speed are things fans can always expect from Houston Texans star J.J. Watt. But Watt saw some unexpected speed from his fans this offseason. The 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year revealed on Twitter last week his own brand of Nike shoes known as the "MegaWatt." He sent..." June 02

  • J.J. Watt says injured elbow never fully healed last season

    Houston Chronicle "Eighty-one total tackles, 20.5 sacks and 16 batted passes earned Texans defensive end J.J. Watt the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year award. According to Watt, he wasn’t playing at full capacity. During the first week of practices in August, Watt dislocated his left elbow. He missed the..." April 04

  • Sorry, ladies, J.J. Watt won’t go to the prom with you

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star J.J. Watt has proposed to a 6-year-old for a day and met a bride who had a Watt wedding cake, but he just can’t meet all of the prom requests. Sorry, ladies. “OK, I feel like I need to address this,” Watt wrote on his Facebook account. “I see all of the prom invitations and I am..." February 28

  • Mutombo on Watt using finger wag: ‘That’s my trademark’

    Houston Chronicle "Texans defensive star J.J. Watt often pays tribute to Dikembe Mutombo after sacks with a finger wag. Mutombo has noticed. “You know I need to talk to his agent,” said Mutombo, the 18-year NBA player who finished up with five years here in Houston." February 17

  • Wade Phillips: J.J. Watt "The Perfect Player"

    Battle Red Blog "Last Saturday night, J.J. Watt was deservedly named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year. Yesterday, his defensive coordinator spoke to Nick Scurfield about his prize pupil. Needless to say, Wade Phillips did not shy away from breaking out some platitudes. To wit: “Yeah; I was surprised..." February 05

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