‘Too many unknowns’: JJ Watt says he’s unsure if he’ll return to Texans next season
J.J. Watt reacts after Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys kicks a 45 yard field goal to tie the game in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. HOUSTON – Houston Texans star JJ Watt said he is unsure if he’ll return next season. He is on the books for $17.5 million in 2021 with no dead cap (meaning the Texans could cut Watt without paying anything). That made Watt the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL. He has earned the Defensive Player of the Year three times and made five All-Pro teams.
Freeman, Miller, Thomas among big NFL names still unsigned
Freeman is still unsigned as Week 1 of the NFL season begins. Several familiar names and players on roster bubbles took turns on the unemployment line with some finding new jobs. Adrian Peterson was cut last week by Washington, but quickly landed in Detroit. Here's a look at notable available players at each position:QUARTERBACKSBlake Bortles, Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer, Trevor Siemian, Drew Stanton. WIDE RECEIVERSAntonio Brown, Dez Bryant, Mohamed Sanu, Hakeem Butler, Quincy Enunwa, Chester Rogers, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Kearse, Ryan Grant, Jordan Matthews, Laquon Treadwell.
JJ Watt's nephew brightens his day following season-ending injury
J.J. Watt reacts after Brett Maher of the Dallas Cowboys kicks a 45 yard field goal to tie the game in the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas. HOUSTON - A video of JJ Watt's nephew standing up on his own for the very first time brought a smile to the Texans star's face following his season-ending injury. Watt shared the video of his nephew via Facebook. "That smile at the end can brighten up even the darkest day," Watt wrote. The defensive end suffered an injury to his pectoral muscle during Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, marking his third major injury in four years.