J.J. Watt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Texans' J.J. Watt has quiet game against Patriots

    Houston Chronicle "It was an uncharacteristically quiet game for Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year was contained by the New England Patriots' blockers. He was knocked down at least a few times and was rendered a non-factor throughout the game. Watt had just..." September 23

  • J.J. Watt says he considered retirement during the offseason

    Sportsnaut "According to a video with Graham Bensinger on Bensinger’s YouTube Channel, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said that he had considered retirement due to lack of function in his leg because of his injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from 2015 retiring after arguably the..." September 21

  • J.J. Watt, defense "building" something special

    HoustonTexans.com "J.J. Watt said he knocked off rust in Week 1. He knocked a lot more off in the Week 2 victory over the Chiefs. The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year finished with 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and five total tackles. After a late-July back surgery kept him from practicing and playing..." September 19

  • Texans' J.J. Watt not on a snap count

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is set to start Sunday against the Chicago Bears after making a speedy recovery from back surgery to repair a herniated disc in late July. Watt was upgraded to full participation on the injury report Friday after being limited the previous two days. How..." September 10

  • Texans' J.J. Watt feared his career might end after offseason surgeries

    Sporting News "J.J. Watt is one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL, but his first of two major surgeries this offseason thrust his career into doubt. The Texans' star pass-rusher wondered if he'd ever play football again while persevering through rehab this offseason. He underwent surgery in..." September 08

  • J.J. Watt: I can do “anything and everything” I’m asked

    Pro Football Talk "Texans coach Bill O’Brien stopped short of saying that defensive end J.J. Watt would play against the Bears this Sunday during an appearance on PFT Live Tuesday, but it was the kind of stop that could lead to Frank Costanza worrying about someone stealing his move. The signs that Watt will be..." September 07

  • J.J. Watt practicing Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The signs have pointed to defensive end J.J. Watt being on the field for the Texans opener for the last week or so, including a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN on Sunday that said Watt will play. Monday brought further reason to believe that the three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be..." September 05

  • J.J. Watt passes Texans physical, cleared to practice

    NFL.com "J.J. Watt took another step forward in his preparation for Week 1. The Houston Texans announced Sunday that Watt passed a physical and is ready for practice Monday. " September 04

  • Tyrann Mathieu does 100 pushups to honor LSU vs. Wisconsin bet with J.J. Watt

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU football players Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson as well as basketball player Shaquille O'Neal had a friendly bet with former Wisconsin player J.J. Watt over Saturday's game between the Tigers and the Badgers. After Wisconsin defeated LSU 16-14, Mathieu revealed the bet and Watt..." September 04

  • Texans activate J.J. Watt

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt was officially activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday. Watt is set to play against the Chicago Bears in the season-opener Sept. 11 at NRG Stadium. Watt has made major strides since undergoing surgery in late July to repair a..." September 03

  • Bill O’Brien: ‘Looks decent’ J.J. Watt could play Week 1

    Sportsnaut "J.J. Watt underwent back surgery to repair a herniated disc a month-and-a-half ago, yet he’s looking good to potentially play in Week 1. Perhaps there was something special in the cupcakes Watt received from Peyton Manning? However he did it, that’s what you call a quick recovery." September 02

  • J.J. Watt accepts that he may not be able to walk at age 50

    Fox Sports "Last season, Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt put his body through absolute hell and came away with his third NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, an accomplishment only Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor can claim as well. The price: a lot of pain, surgeries and possible..." September 01

  • Texans' coach Bill O'Brien says J.J. Watt could play in opener

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said today, "I can definitely see" defensive end J.J Watt playing in the regular season opener against Chicago. "J.J. is progressing well," he said "He's made a lot of progress the last couple of weeks. He's on the right track. We feel good bout where he is right..." August 30

  • ‘Strong chance’ J.J. Watt will play in Week 1

    Sportsnaut "Workout warrior and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt, is on track to potentially play in Week 1 for the Houston Texans. The defensive end is at the tail end of his recovery from offseason back surgery to repair a herniated disc. It was previously reported that he’d likely..." August 29

  • Texans’ J.J. Watt Could Play Week 1

    Pro Football Rumors "Finally, a break for the Texans. Star defensive player J.J. Watt expects to practice next week, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). That’s a potentially major development towards him playing in Week 1 against the Bears at home. Earlier this month, Texans head coach Bill..." August 25

  • O’Brien says Watt will be back “sooner than later”

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, ESPN’s Ed Werder tweeted that Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he’s unsure defensive end J.J. Watt will play in the first two regular-season games of the year following unexpected back surgery earlier in the summer. Asked about what he said (or didn’t say) by reporters on Sunday, O’Brien..." August 22

  • Texans HC: J.J. Watt will ‘be back sooner rather than later’

    Sportsnaut "After learning that J.J. Watt will might not be available for the season’s first two games, Houston Texans fans were given a glimmer of hope from head coach Bill O’Brien. “Sooner” is certainly encouraging for anyone even vaguely associated with the Texans. Watt is a four-time Pro Bowler,..." August 21

  • Texans unsure J.J. Watt will make the first two regular season games

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was careful not to put a specific date on when he’d return from back surgery. And it appears that date is going to be at some point after the beginning of the regular season." August 19

  • J.J. Watt: I can't put a solid start date on my return

    NFL.com "Still stashed away on the Houston Texans' physically unable to perform list, J.J. Watt acknowledged Sunday that he isn't certain when he'll return from back surgery. "I can't put a solid start date on when I can play. I don't plan on missing my first game, but I can't promise it," Watt said,..." July 31

  • Injured Watt tweets message: 'See you on the field very soon'

    The Score "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt made his first public comments, via Twitter, since undergoing back surgery last week that could see him miss the first game of his career. As I sit here, recovering from back surgery, the doctors won't really let me do much, so I end up just pacing..." July 25

  • J.J. Watt undergoes back surgery, to start camp on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt has endured a number of injuries and hasn’t missed a game yet. But there’s reason for concern as the Texans’ superstar defensive end was about to head to training camp. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Watt has undergone back surgery, and will open camp on the..." July 21

  • Lindsey Vonn’s ‘groin’ joke is too much for J.J. Watt

    New York Post "J.J. Watt didn’t intend to be the highlight of the ESPYs red carpet, but Lindsey Vonn made it happen in the most mortifying of ways. While doing a joint interview with ESPN’s Hannah Storm on Wednesday night, Vonn took a shot at Watt for being a no-show at her pool party. Grabbing his bicep,..." July 15

  • Michael Irvin thinks it’s J.J. Watt’s fault the Texans haven’t won a title

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin won three Super Bowl rings during his years with the Cowboys, and so he thinks players should be judged based on their postseason accomplishments. And that’s where, Irvin says, Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt falls short. Irvin said on NFL Network that the..." July 09

  • Reebok unveils J.J. Watt's signature shoe

    The Score "Reebok unveiled the signature shoe of Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt on Thursday, dubbed "The J.J." Watt attended the event in New York City, telling reporters that becoming one of the few athletes to receive their own signature sneaker was "the coolest day ever." The three-time..." June 23

  • J.J. Watt back on the practice field

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt made the move from the sideline to the field at Monday’s OTA practice in Houston. Watt had surgery to repair injuries to his core muscles after the Texans’ season ended with a playoff loss to the Chiefs and spent the majority of the offseason program rehabbing..." June 06

  • J.J. Watt to Host 2016 CMT Music Awards

    CMT "Sportscaster/TV personality Erin Andrews and football superstar J.J. Watt will host the 2016 CMT Music Awards. Concurrent with Wednesday’s (May 25) host announcement, it was also revealed that Cam and pop superstars Fifth Harmony have been added to the list of performers at the show airing live..." May 25

  • Texans star J.J. Watt not practicing after offseason surgery

    Houston Chronicle "Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt didn't practice Monday during the Texans' opening day of organized team activity practices as he continues to work his way back from offseason groin surgery. Watt had several core muscles repaired after a season where he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the..." May 23

  • J.J. Watt joins elite list of NFL players with personal logos

    ESPN "Three-time NFL defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt unveiled a new logo on Sunday. The logo, which will be used for Watt's Reebok campaign, looks like "JJ" or a "W," but if it's turned upside down, it looks like "99," Watt's jersey number." May 23

  • J.J. Watt offers advice to brother drafted by Chargers

    The Score "Football is often referred to as a family business. Derek Watt, the brother of Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, is currently in rookie minicamp with the San Diego Chargers and his big bro had some advice for the new Bolt." May 14

  • Derek Watt predicts a possible mutual knockout with J.J.

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt and Derek Watt could have a couple of reunions over Thanksgiving weekend. One at the dinner table on Thursday, and another on the football field on Sunday. The Chargers and Texans are due to meet in Houston on November 27, and if pick No. 198 in the 2016 draft makes the team in San..." May 01

  • Chargers select J.J. Watt's brother in 6th round

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers have selected fullback Derek Watt out of Wisconsin in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 198th overall Derek, of course, is the younger brother of Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt." April 30

  • JJ Watt isn't changing his social media presence, is not a phony

    The Comeback "J.J. Watt shares a lot of content on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Even though this may annoy people, the Texans’ defensive end still has 1.85 million Twitter followers and 2 million Instagram followers. While some criticize Watt and others for their over use of the social media..." April 21

  • J.J. Watt says he won't change his social media approach

    Houston Chronicle "The power of Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt extends far beyond the football field where he makes his living pummeling quarterbacks. The chiseled, 6-5, 290-pound three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year also flexes plenty of muscle on social media, an unvarnished domain where Watt..." April 21

  • Texans' J.J. Watt makes way through flood to work out at NRG

    Houston Chronicle "On a day when the city was paralyzed by heavy rains and flooding, J.J. Watt still found a way to get to NRG Stadium to work out. A little after noon Monday, Watt sent out a Snapchat photo of the outside of the Texans' locker room at NRG. At about 3 p.m., Watt sent another photo from the locker..." April 19

  • J.J. Watt doesn’t rule out retiring after two or three more years

    SI "In J.J. Watt’s kitchen, in his luxury log-cabin getaway in the Wisconsin countryside, he has written one of his favorite sayings (he has a few of these) on a circular chalkboard. Watt sees it daily when he’s here, which is about four months a year. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year..." April 19

  • Is Watt angling for more money?

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has dropped plenty of hints regarding a future that may not include football sooner than football decides it won’t include him. And it’s hard not to wonder whether Watt’s desire to continue to subject himself to the groin-from-bone wear and tear has something to do..." April 18

  • Pat McAfee offers J.J. Watt 'deal of a lifetime' to sit vs. Colts

    CBS Sports "When Pat McAfee spotted J.J. Watt innocently hanging out on Twitter and casually responding to fans on Wednesday, the Colts punter knew he had an opening. Somehow, perhaps, he could turn Watt against the Texans. No, that wasn't possible. But maybe he could at least convince Watt to stop killing..." April 14

  • J.J. Watt isn’t hiding romance with Kate Hudson

    New York Post "Apparently J.J. Watt still has a thing for actresses. After moving on from longtime crush Jennifer Aniston, the Houston Texans defensive end appears to be getting cozy with another blond movie star, “Mother’s Day” beauty Kate Hudson. On Monday, Watt and Hudson documented their intimate..." April 13

  • J.J. Watt may not have many more seasons left in him

    Pro Football Talk "Could J.J. Watt’s career be closer to the end than the beginning? Watt, the greatest defensive player of his generation, hinted in an appearance this morning on 610 Sports Radio in Houston that he could retire sooner rather than later. Via James Palmer of NFL Network, Watt said he won’t try..." April 06

  • J.J. Watt Played With A Herniated Disk In 2015 Season

    CBS Houston "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt played four games last year with a broken hand and a club/cast of some sort. The three-time defensive player of the year said on Wednesday on The Triple Threat with Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord and Ted Johnson on SportsRadio 610 that he played some time with a..." March 31