J.J. Watt granted release from Texans

The Houston Texans released defensive lineman J.J. Watt.

What It Means:

Watt and the Texans are mutually parting ways after the three-time Defensive Player of the Year asked to be released. He has spent every year of his career with the Texans after being selected in the first round back in 2011. Watt will turn 32 next month.

Watt recorded 5.0 sacks and 14 tackles for loss with a pick-six and a pair of forced fumbles across 16 games last season. He graded out in the top-10 overall among defensive ends on Pro Football Focus and finished in the top-20 as a pass-rusher.

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