Houston Texans have given the green light for defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker, Jamal Lewis to make their return to the practice field.
It did not take long for the Houston Texans to move defensive end J.J. Watt and undrafted rookie outside linebacker Jamal Lewis from the Active/Non-Football Illness list to the active 90 man roster. Watt was in great spirits throughout the Texans first day of training camp and seemed in great shape after undergoing a minor knee procedure early in the offseason.
Texans are in no rush to push Watt back into the football field until he is good and ready to contribute. Watt is coming off an impressive season after his season was cut short in 2017 due to a tibial plateau fracture that required surgery.
Watt played in all 16 games in the past regular season as he finished with 61 combined tackles, 16 sacks, 18 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, and four pass deflections. Watt’s health for the upcoming season remains one of the Texans’ priority as he still remains one of the better players in their front seven and is one of the better talents on the team at 30 years of age.
Meanwhile, Lewis will also be returning on the practice field as one of the hopefuls that are working to make their impact felt on the football field.
Lewis will have an opportunity to get snaps on the field with Jadeveon Clowney’s absence and Duke Ejiofor’s Achilles injury that will sideline him for the entire 2019 season.