Houston Texans place J.J. Watt on IR, sign DE Antonio Smith

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HOUSTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 18: J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans celebrates a play in the second quarter of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at NRG Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

The Houston Texans have officially placed defensive end J.J. Watt on the Injured Reserve list.
Watt is dealing with a recurring back injury and is expected to be out an extended period of time, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
 
The Texans have signed free agent DE Antonio Smith to the active roster to replace the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
 
 

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