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 interception on an Andy Dalton pass and returning i...