J.J. Watt Has Second Back Surgery, Expected To Miss Remainder Of 2016 NFL Season

Adam Schefter says it’s now official. Texans fans react to confirmation that the best player in the NFL won’t be suiting up again this season. When Texans fans first heard two nights ago that J.J. Watt had suffered another back injury and would be placed on Injured Reserve, the reaction was predictably emotional. Soon thereafter, a debate sprung up about whether J.J. should...
Via Battle Red Blog
5 hours ago

Report: JJ Watt out for season after back surgery

J.J. Watt reportedly is out for the season after undergoing back surgery on Thursday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Watt underwent his surgery and is expected to be out for the rest of the season. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport says the Houston Texans knew Watt's back injury would have kept him out for the rest of the season anyhow, which is why they elected for the surgery. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Watt’s season likely over after surgery

Texans Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt underwent back surgery Thursday that’s expected to keep him out for the rest of the season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported. The Texans officially placed Watt on injured reserve Wednesday, but there might have been at least been some hope before the surgery that he’d be able to return…
Via Pro Football Talk
7 hours ago

Houston Texans Injury News: Jonathan Grimes Could Miss A Month With Cracked Fibula

The Texans' depth at running back has taken a hit in a week that's quickly become infamous for the amount of injuries it's seen Houston suffer. One of the issues Texans fans have sometimes devoted considerable energy to is the topic of Jonathan Grimes' role in the offense. Some believe Grimes is a guy who doesn't have as big a role as he should. Instead of using Grimes as Houston...
Via Battle Red Blog
8 hours ago

Houston Texans: Without Watt Can They Compete?

Today the Texans know they will likely play the remainder of the 2016 season without J. J. Watt. That means there is no hope for the Texans this year…Right? Wrong! I refer you first to The Good, The Bad & The Ugly series that appeared in Toro Times earlier this year. The theme of those posts is that […] Houston Texans: Without Watt Can They Compete? - Toro Times - Toro...
Via Toro Times
12 hours ago

First Glance: Texans vs. Titans

Here are five things to watch when the Texans host the Titans on Sunday at NRG Stadium.
Via HoustonTexans.com
12 hours ago

Thursday Injury Report: Texans vs. Titans

Get the latest injury report for the Texans and Titans.
Via HoustonTexans.com
14 hours ago

Report: ‘Slim’ chance J.J. Watt returns to Texans this season

The Houston Texans were dealt a major blow when they had to place three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt on injured reserve earlier this week. Watt, who underwent off-season back surgery, apparently rushed himself back from the injury in order to take the field on opening day. No one knows whether this played a role in the injury itself popping back up again, but it sure...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans-Titans Preview: Four Things To Watch

We won't get to watch J.J. Watt sack the Titans QB multiple times this time round, so what should you focus on instead? It's time for the Texans to go out there and redeem themselves. The Titans are in town for the first AFC South game of the season, and it's set up to be a good contest. What are we looking for? 1. Running Game? What Running Game? Lamar Miller looked pretty good...
Via Battle Red Blog
17 hours ago

Are the Texans to blame for J.J. Watt's injury?

J.J. Watt was on the path to the Hall of Fame. In his first six seasons in the NFL, he had posted 76 sacks, getting past the 70 sack threshold faster than anyone but Reggie White.At age 27, Watt should have been at the peak of his prodigious abilities.Now, we don’t know if he’ll ever be the same again. We don't honestly know if he'll ever play again.Watt was placed on injured...
Via FOX Sports
23 hours ago

Texans Quotes: September 28

Bill O'Brien, Romeo Crennel, Duane Brown, Jadeveon Clowney, Christian Covington, Brian Cushing, DeAndre Hopkins, Charles James, Johnathan Joseph, Brock Osweiler, John Simon, Antonio Smith and Devon Still spoke to the media on Wednesday.
Via HoustonTexans.com
1 day ago

Texans place J.J. Watt on IR, sidelining him for at least 8 weeks

The Houston Texans will be without their best defensive player for at least eight weeks, if not more. The team announced Wednesday that it has officially placed J.J. Watt on injured reserve due to a back injury, which he re-injured Tuesday. In his place, the Texans have signed defensive end Antonio Smith.Watt was coming off of back surgery, which he underwent in the offseason. Being...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt on injured reserve. The move came Wednesday, one day after a person familiar with Watt's condition told The Associated Press he had re-injured his back and that the Texans expect him to be sidelined until at least December - and possibly the entire season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Offensive Line Woes

The Texans rank near the bottom of the league in total offense and scoring offense. They will stay there until the performance of the offensive line improves. Can it improve enough for the Texans to make a deep play-off run this year ? It can, but it won’t be easy. Obviously Duane Brown’s return is a key issue. Losing […] Houston Texans Offensive Line Woes - Toro Times...
Via Toro Times
1 day ago

J.J. Watt placed on IR, reportedly expected to miss rest of 2016

The latest back injury that J.J. Watt suffered is as bad as initially feared, as the Houston Texans sent the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year to injured reserve on Tuesday. While the league’s new IR rules allow for a team to designate one player on the list to return later in the year, reports indicate the Texans are not optimistic about Watt playing again in 2016. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: J.J. Watt re-injures back, could miss the rest of the season

A week ago, things were looking great for the Houston Texans. They were 2-0, featuring a defense that looked like one of the best units in the league, and with an offense that looked improved from last year’s. They got a chance to show America that they’re for real last Thursday night, and against a New England Patriots team playing a third-string quarterback and no Rob Gronkowski...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston's Watt re-injures back, could miss entire season

HOUSTON (AP) A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition says he has re-injured his back and the Houston Texans expect him to be out until at least December, and possibly the entire season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't confirmed the injury. Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans delete poll on Twitter after team is shut out by Patriots

The Houston Texans’ Twitter account asked a simple question: How will the Texans score their first touchdown tonight? The poll seemed like a harmless effort ahead of Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots. However, as the night went on, this poll turned into nothing but scrutiny for the Texans and their Twitter account. The Texans lost 27-0 to the Patriots, meaning...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Feely says NFL will not change kickoff rules this season

In the midst of a New England Patriots blowout victory over the Houston Texans on "Thursday Night Football," CBS dropped a bombshell. Jay Feely, who is CBS’ kicking expert (because apparently that’s a thing), said during the third quarter of Thursday’s broadcast that the NFL will not change the kickoff rule it implemented this season that moves touchbacks to the 25-yard line...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Gronkowski to be active vs. Texans

The wait is over. New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski will make his 2016 debut against the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The All-Pro tight end missed the first two games of the season with an injured hamstring and was questionable to play this week after being limited in practice. How much he’ll actually play remains to be seen...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Houston Texans Have Become A Force To Be Reckoned With

For the last few seasons, the AFC South has arguably been the laughingstock of the NFL. The division has failed to provide a powerhouse in the league for years, and has only one Super Bowl to its name, when Peyton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts over the Chicago Bears in 2007. Heading into 2016, it seemed as if the AFC South was finally gearing up to become a powerful division...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien jokes about sleeping in office to prepare for Pats

The New England Patriots have given the NFL’s other 31 times nightmares for the past two decades. As the most successful organization in pro football, they have likely also forced many a sleepless night for opposing head coaches. Though, former Pats offensive coordinator and current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien may have thrown a monkey wrench into this whole narrative...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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