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Houston (CBS Houston) – The city of Houston might get their wish soon, more of defensive end J.J. Watt.
This morning at practice, the 6-foot-5, 289-pound Watt was sharing his ability to catch footballs from the Jugs machine with the Texans’ receivers, “It’s just about being an athlete. I have fun, catching balls is fun, just doing whatever you can to be an athlete, working on hand-eye coordination, and the little things. It never hurts to be able to catch a football.”
Watt then asked head coach Gary Kubiak to be included in an offensive set, “I’ve been lobbying since day one. It hasn’t worked yet, so I don’t think it’s going to work anytime soon but it’s his team.”
The “WATT TO THE OFFENSE” continued this afternoon at practice, as Kubiak was asked about the possibility of Watt lining up with the offense, “”He wants on the goal-line package, we’ll put that on hold for a while. We might let him in there some point but it’s not going to be anytime soon.”
But Kubiak didn’t rule out the future possibility, “We’ll let him keep getting after the quarterback, and maybe we’ll find him a play of offense or two down the road.
“We always joke about. It’s never anything really serious,” said Watt, who won the 2012 NFL defensive player of the year. “Who knows? Maybe one day. Whatever I can do to help the team win, I will do.”
When asked about Watt’s ability to catch Coach Kubiak couldn’t help but smile and simply responded, “He probably can do anything he wants to do.”
And he can, let’s not forget this offseason gem of Watt doing a vertical jump, 59.5 inches:
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