Found September 13, 2012 on
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By CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was simply trying to catch passes with his one good arm a few days after dislocating his left elbow early in training camp.
He vowed to be back by opening day. He not only returned, but he made a major impact, deflecting two passes that produced interceptions in the Texans' 30-10 win over Miami. Watt also had 1 12 sacks and didn't miss a beat after missing most of his team's preseason workouts.
"He's been exceptional," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "We're not going to change anything he does."
The Texans took the 6-foot-5, 288-pound Watt with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft out of Wisconsin. He proved to be a quick study and a perfect fit for Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense, starting every game and finishing the regular season with 5 12 sacks and two fumble recoveries.
He also produced the Texans' highlight of the year, making a leaping int...
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The Houston Texans worked out several defensive linemen today, as reported by Ravens Insider Aaron Wilson. This is a standard practice for the Texans each week to see if any street free agents have the ability to come in and possibly compete for a roster spot or replace a player in the event of an injury. The Texans brought in defensive linemen Remi Ayodele, Brandon Bair, Corbin...
Well looks like HBO and the NFL have a little problem.
I guess we all know why HBO couldn’t get anyone to participate in their reality show “Hard Knocks”, I present to you example number 1:
Players picking up teams techniques with the power of DVR.
“You can’t really pick up too much from watching that show, but I got their snap count,” Watt told Erik Kuselias...
It was only a matter of time.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said he picked up the Miami Dolphins’ snap count by watching HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” Watts made the revelation during an interview with NBC Network’s “Pro Football Talk.”
Heading into their week two matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans are battling several minor injuries to numerous key contributors. Through Thursday’s practice, most of the Texans’ injuries aren’t serious and don’t threaten the player’s abilities to suit up Sunday against the Jags.
However, there are a few players of concern, namely starting DE...
Actor Sean Astin, who played Notre Dame football player Rudy Ruettiger in the 1993 film "Rudy" stars in this great Funny or Die clip. Watch as the "football expert" sits down and talks with this year's crop of rookies...
Sean Astin Talks to NFL Rookies from Sean Astin
The Texans' J.J. Watt claims he was able to pick up a few things about Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins from watching the HBO reality show.
Arian Foster is certainly a household name. Pegged as the No. 1 fantasy running back, Foster had 1224 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns while leading the Texans to the AFC Championship last season.Meanwhile, Dolphins cornerback Jimmy Wilson may not be the talk of the league, but he did get the attention of Foster during last Sunday’s game.Video via Black Sports Online
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith says he's been fined 21,000 by the league for kicking Miami guard Richie Incognito during last week's win over the Dolphins.
Smith missed two practices this week with a sore right ankle. He says he was only retaliating when Incognito tried to twist his ankle after the whistle.
The Texans (1-0) play at Jacksonville...
Back on Monday night, ESPN debut a new halftime segment called "Soundtracks" which takes a look at the best audio from around the National Football League.
The most memorable part of the first segment was Houston Texans running back Arian Foster asking Dolphins defender Jimmy Wilson to turn around so he could see his last name on the back of his jersey:
“Tomfoolery” is the word that Antonio Smith used to describe Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito’s play this past Sunday. So the Luv Ya Steel Blue team, Mike, Aaron and Pat, talked about that incident and many more topics pertaining to week one of the Texans season.
Also the guys talked about Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, the new look offensive line, the lack of...
The Houston Texans had some impressive moments during their season-opening win, but coach Gary Kubiak still sees plenty of room for improvement.
Even from just one game, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert appears to have made progress from last season.
Houston goes for its fourth straight victory in this AFC South series while the Jaguars try to win their third consecutive...