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J.J. Watt Injury Update: Expects To Play Week One Against Patriots

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Hell yeah, brother.

NFL: New England Patriots at Houston Texans Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

According to Aaron Wilson, J.J. Watt should be ready for the regular season opener against the Patriots.

The Texans‘ defensive end has played just eight games the last two seasons (one of which was also against the New England Patriots). For the third straight year, Watt will reportedly begin the season healthy. The question is going to be whether he can stay on the field.

When the Texans’ defense lines up against the New England Patriots’ offense at Gillette Stadium to launch the regular season, J.J. Watt is certain he’ll be back at his traditional left defensive end spot and chasing around quarterback Tom Brady.

As cautious as the Texans are being with Watt’s workload as far as preseason games, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year is confident he’ll be back in his usual role when the games count.

“Oh yeah, I mean there’s no doubt,” Watt said with emphasis Tuesday morning after his latest encouraging training camp practice session at NRG Park.

Although he didn’t play in the preseason opener against the Chiefs last week, we may see Watt on the field before the regular season. Watt has been on the practice field, and maybe, who knows, will play in this weekend’s preseason game. If you had to bet your life on it, I would bet Watt makes his preseason debut the following week against the Los Angeles Rams before sitting the following week against Dallas to make sure he’s ready for New England come September 9th.

Watching Watt play football has been one of the only joys of being a Texans fan. I’m dying to watch him devour universes again. Hopefully, we get to see him put together one more insane season.