The Houston Texans continue to abet out hope that J.J. Watt might possibly return for a playoff bustle after suffering a torn pectoral earlier this season.
Coach Bill O’Brien turned into once requested Monday about the defensive lineman potentially coming off injured reserve.
“J.J. is working very, very laborious. He’s absolutely made development basically basically based on his work ethic and who he’s working all around the learning room. We can see the blueprint it goes,” O’Brien said, by skill of Aaron Reiss of The Athletic.
Getting Watt support, even if he’s at 70 or 75 percent, might possibly be huge for a Texans cross journey that has cratered since he got injured in Week 8.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this month that the Texans are saving their 2d IR/designated to attain support spot for Watt, and there is optimism all around the constructing that the three-time Defensive Player of the one year will be ready. Rapoport even famed a Week 17 return is now not out of consideration.
O’Brien’s feedback continue that perception.
The Texans pulled out a large catch Sunday over the Tennessee Titans, giving Houston the brink for the division title with two video games left, including a rematch with the Titans.
If Houston makes it to January, the aptitude return of Watt will be enormous for the Texans’ possibilities of advancing beyond the predominant weekend.