HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J.
Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to
Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter.
Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had
knee surgery after last season. He shook off two years of injuries
after he’d played just eight games total and earned All-Pro honors
when he had 61 tackles, led the AFC with 16 sacks, had 25
quarterback hits, 18 tackles for losses and forced a career-high
seven fumbles, which tied for the most in the NFL.
Hopkins hurt his right shoulder in the first half of Houston’s loss
to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. He was second in the NFL
with a career-high 1,572 yards receiving during the regular season
The Texans start training camp on July 25 and will open the regular
season on Sept. 9 at New Orleans in the first game of a ”Monday
Night Football” doubleheader.