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Houston Texans part ways with J.J. Watt

Houston Texas DE JJ Watt returned to practice Tuesday following a two-month rehab ona pectoral...
Houston Texas DE JJ Watt returned to practice Tuesday following a two-month rehab ona pectoral tear (Source: Houston Texans)(Houston Texans)
Updated: Feb. 12, 2021 at 9:32 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have parted ways after Watt requested a release from the organization.

The 3 time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and face of the Houston Texans franchise announced his departure with a video on Twitter Friday morning.

“I have sat down with the McNair family and I have asked them for my release and we have mutually agreed to part ways at this time,” Watt said in a video posted to Twitter.

During last season, Watt expressed he was not interested in playing for a team going through a “rebuild.”

Watt had one year remaining on the contract he signed in 2014. He was owed $17.5 million in 2021, but his salary was not guaranteed. He is now free to sign with another team.

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