J.J. Watt posts workout video with Deshaun Watson
The Texans don’t have many draft picks left, and they’re spending most of their time dodging public relations potholes.
So you’ll pardon them if they enjoy the few signs of good news around their program.
Via the Houston Chronicle, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt posted video of him working out alongside quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Reid joined Kaepernick early on during the original national anthem protests. Now Reid, who’s arguably the best free-agent safety available, remains unsigned—at least as of this writing. He isn’t a veteran on his last football legs. He’s only 26 years old, made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2013 and is one of the NFL’s savviest defensive players.
Reid believes he’s being blackballed.
In December, Reid predicted his protests might hurt him once he became a free agent.
I would say I understand that’s a possibility, he said then, according to ESPN.com’s Nick Wagoner. And I’m completely fine with it. The things that I’ve done, I stand by, and I’ve done that for my own personal beliefs. Like I said, I’m fine with whatever outcome happens because of that.
I just didn’t feel like it was ready yet, Pettis said to NFL.com. These drills, there’s a certain way to do them to get the fastest time, and it takes a lot of reps to get that technique down. I didn’t feel like I had enough time to get those reps in, so I’m just deciding to not push my ankle too hard right now and let it continue to heal and get better and better until I actually am 100 percent and am able to get all those reps in and not feel any pain whatsoever.
Pettis won’t be without anything to do. He said he’s set up meetings with the Buccaneers and Rams, who drafted his brother Austin in the third round of the 2011 draft.
Pettis, who also returned punts for the Huskies, was teammates with John Ross before Ross was drafted in the first round by the Bengals last year and likely saw how injuries nipped Ross’ rookie season in the bud before it got going. He’ll try to avoid the same fate by keeping off his ankle for the time being.