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J.J. Watt practicing, expected to go on active roster

Texans get a big boost with J.J. Watt returning to practice.

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is introduced before the game against the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

J.J. Watt is practicing on Tuesday and should be added to the active roster soon according to ESPN reporter Sarah Barshop. Watt’s return would be a big boost to Houston’s defense as they start the playoffs hosting Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.

There are no reports that he is a lock to play in the first-round, but returning to the active roster is a good sign. He would likely be used as a situational pass rusher to start, but that’s still a huge help for the Texans defense.