J.J. Watt just might be available for Week 1 after all.
Per the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the former Wisconsin star expects to practice next week for the first time since undergoing back surgery in July.
#Texans star DL JJ Watt expects to practice next week, source said. Potentially major development toward him playing Week 1. He's doing well
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 25, 2016
Rapoport’s tweet comes a day after Watt tweeted a teaser from his own account.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 25, 2016
In February, Watt won his third Defensive Player of the Year award after registering 17.5 sacks. He hasn’t missed a game in his five seasons in Houston. The Texans open up the 2016 season on September 11 vs. Chicago.