J.J. Watt RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Lawrence Taylor places J.J. Watt in top four defensive players in history

    Houston Chronicle "Lawrence Taylor and J.J. Watt -- have been voted the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award three times. Taylor, who played outside linebacker for the New York Giants, won the award in 1981, 1982 and 1986. Watt, who turned 26 last week, has won the award three times in four years, including..." March 27

  • J.J. Watt locks himself out of log cabin, hides in barn

    The Score "NFL players, they're just like you and me. Sometimes, they lock themselves out of their houses. J.J. Watt did so Friday, and documented the whole incident on his Snapchat account, which TMZ Sports captured. You can watch the thrilling tale here. In Watt's case, the house he was locked out of..." February 27

  • J.J. Watt resumes training after sports hernia surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had surgery to repair a sports hernia a couple of days after the Texans lost to the Chiefs in the opening round of the playoffs. The surgery kept Watt from playing in the Pro Bowl, but that looks like it will be the only football activity that Watt misses as a..." February 23

  • Guinness brews beer exclusively for J.J. Watt

    Houston Chronicle "Each offseason, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt takes a trip with his childhood friends. This year's trip took him and his pals to Dublin. When the group stopped by The Open Gate Brewery in St. James' Gate in Dublin, he was treated to a surprise. He had his own batch of beer brewed exclusively..." February 12

  • J.J. Watt has a message for his doubters

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of a debate (real or contrived) regarding whether and why Cam Newton is so polarizing, another guy who isn’t viewed as a lightning rod continues to periodically say things that should be drawing 50,000-degree bolts of electricity, but aren’t. Texans defensive J.J. Watt, universally..." February 07

  • J.J Watt wins third Defensive Player of Year award

    NFL.com "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt beat out St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Carolina Panthers stars Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman to take home the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year award at Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony. Watt joined former New York Giants pass rusher..." February 07

  • J.J. Watt explains why he's perfectly OK with Cam Newton's TD dances

    CBS Sports "Lost in all the discussion about Cam Newton and his celebrations is one very simple fact: football is fun. Or supposed to be anyway. Fortunately for the world, All-Pro Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt reminded everyone during a Q&A of this very fact by pointing out he's totally on..." February 03

  • No, JJ Watt doesn't need your help to rehab his groin

    Fox Sports "Who knew there were so many generous people in this world? Houston Texans star JJ Watt is on the mend after having groin surgery. And many people have reached out to wish him well during his recovery, so JJ decided to send out a tweet to thank everyone." January 30

  • Report: Texans’ J.J. Watt undergoes sports hernia surgery

    SI "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia injury on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watt was injured during Saturday’s playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and did not return to the game after coming up in pain. The Texans called it a groin injury..." January 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    JJ Watt press conference says he'll have surgery on his groin Tuesday has been dealing with it for 6-7 weeks.

  • J.J. Watt to undergo groin surgery on Tuesday

    NFL.com "For J.J. Watt to miss a minute of playoff action Saturday against the Chiefs, you had to figure the groin injury that sidelined him in the third quarter was serious. As it turns out, it was. Speaking to reporters Sunday, just a day after the Texans were pummeled, 30-0, by Kansas City in the..." January 10

  • Jeremy Maclin ruled out; J.J. Watt questionable

    NFL.com "The most vital piece of the Kansas City Chiefs' passing game went down early in the third quarter. Jeremy Maclin was taken to the locker room on a cart after his knee got tied up following a reception. J.J. Watt (groin) was injured on the same play as Maclin and the Texans announced that..." January 09