J.J. Watt, Texans mutually part ways

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The Houston Texans and five-time All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt have mutually agreed to part ways.

Houston granted Watt a release on Friday, and it was a messy situation between him and the Texans front office.

Watt released a statement on Twitter

The 31-year-old spent his entire 10-year NFL career as a member of the Texans, and he has a long list of accomplishments to prove he’s a great player:

  • 5x First Team All-Pro
  • 5x Pro-Bowler
  • 2012 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2014 Bert Bell Player of the Year
  • 2014 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2015 Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year

Watt took reigns in Houston off the field, where he helped raise $41.6 million in 2017-18 for Hurricane Harvey funds to help those in need affected by the storm.

His fundraiser helped rebuild more than 1,183 homes, 971 childcare centers to help over 100,000 kids, and 239 million meals were fed to victims of the hurricane throughout the Houston area.

Watt was the 7th highest graded edge defender last season according to Pro Football Focus, so he won’t have any trouble finding a new ball club.


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