J.J. Watt RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.J. Watt for Gronk? Why trading the pass rusher isn't a crazy idea

    CBS Sports "Shaquille O’Neal. Alex Rodriguez. Miguel Cabrera. Kevin Garnett. Ken Griffey Jr. These baseball and basketball superstars of the 21st century were traded during their careers. Blockbuster trades involving superstars occur with more regularity in these sports than in the NFL. Trading J.J. Watt..." February 15

  • J.J. Watt: I’m fully cleared for football activities

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had three surgeries last year and he said Wednesday that his attempt to get through the rehab process as quickly as possible backfired when he needed a second back surgery that ended his season after three games. Watt spoke to the media in Houston and said that an..." February 01

  • Cris Carter says the Cowboys should trade Tony Romo for J.J. Watt

    CBS Sports "Now that the offseason has officially started for the Dallas Cowboys, one of the first things the team is going to have to figure out is what to do with Tony Romo. Should they trade him? Should they cut him? Should they keep him? Should they ask him to take a pay cut? Although Cowboys owner..." January 21

  • Did J.J. Watt confirm relationship with Kealia Ohai with Xmas photo?

    Sportress of Blogitude "J.J. Watt has remained tight-lipped about his relationship with presumed soccer star-girlfriend Kealia Ohai. But the Houston Texans superstar may have let the cat out of the bag by inadvertently confirming the two are an item by way of a holiday-centric photo. Watt recently posted evidence of..." December 03

  • J.J. Watt donates $10,000 to family of injured high school football player

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt may be one of the best football players on the planet. When on the field, his ability to dominate the opposition is something we have rarely seen from a defender in the history of the NFL. Watt, who is out for the season with a back injury, also..." November 30

  • JJ Watt says staph infection in knee could have cost him his leg

    Larry Brown Sports "J.J. Watt has dealt with numerous injuries over the past year, and the Houston Texans star revealed on Tuesday that one of them could have resulted in him having a leg amputated. In a feature he wrote for The Players Tribune, Watt recapped all that has gone wrong with his body dating back to..." November 22

  • Houston Dash player Kealia Ohai confirms she's dating J.J. Watt

    Houston Chronicle "Yet another gorgeous woman has been romantically linked to Texans superstar J.J. Watt, but this time, the rumor is true, apparently. Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai, the sister-in-law of Watt teammate Brian Cushing, recently revealed on a podcast that she's dating Watt, the defensive end who's on..." October 28

  • Bill O’Brien confirms J.J. Watt out for rest of season

    Pro Football Talk "There was a report on Thursday night that the Texans had determined that defensive end J.J. Watt wouldn’t return at any point this season after being placed on injured reserve and it’s safe to close the book on him until 2017. Texans coach Bill O’Brien confirmed on Friday that Watt will not be..." September 30

  • J.J. Watt has back surgery, will miss remainder of season

    Houston Chronicle "As expected, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt underwent surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back and will be lost for the season. Watt, a three-time winner of the NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, was placed on injured reserve Wednesday. He saw a specialist and elected to have the..." September 30

  • J. J. Watt Unlikely To Return In 2016

    Pro Football Rumors "Thanks to the new injured reserve rules, teams can bring one player back from IR without designating him for return ahead of time. Technically, the Texans will have this option with star J.J. Watt, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be healthy enough for the team to take advantage. Any hope that Watt..." September 29

  • Texans place J.J. Watt on injured reserve

    NFL.com "There's a chance Watt could miss the rest of the season, per Rapoport. The Texans announced Wednesday they placed him on injured reserve. The hope is that he can return for a late-season playoff run. The 27-year-old star missed the entire preseason after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated..." September 29

  • Report: J.J. Watt could miss rest of season with back injury

    Pro Football Talk "Football’s top defensive player could be done for the year. Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to miss significant time, possibly the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Watt was dealing with a back injury throughout the offseason,..." September 28

  • Sources: J.J. Watt to be placed on IR after reinjuring back

    ESPN "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reinjured his back and will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPN's Dan Graziano and Adam Schefter. "It doesn't look good," a Texans source said. The news was first reported by NFL.com. Watt will be eligible to return to practice..." September 28

  • Texans' O'Brien: 'You can never replace the best player in the NFL'

    CBS Houston "The Houston Texans took a big hit losing star defensive end J.J. Watt for the foreseeable future with a back injury on Wednesday. The team placed the three-time defensive player of the year award winner on the IR just a few days before the Texans play their first division game of the year..." September 28

  • 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

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