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Illness might cause Watt to miss first start

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has never missed a start in his five-year NFL career.

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has never missed a start in his five-year NFL career.

The Texans could be without All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt when it takes on the Jaguars today.

Watt was added to Houston's injury report Saturday with an illness and was listed as questionable for the game in Jacksonville.

Watt has never missed a start in a five-year career that has spanned 69 games. The 2014 defensive player of the year has four sacks and four passes defended this season.

Watt is the fourth player for the Texans to become sick this week. Receiver Jaelen Strong, cornerback A.J. Bouye and practice squad quarterback Zac Dysert all missed practices. The Texans already will be without pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, who has a sprained ankle.

AGHOLOR OUT for philly: Eagles rookie receiver Nelson Agholor will miss his first game after injuring his ankle last Sunday against the Saints. The former Berkeley Prep and USC standout was Philadelphia's first-round pick in April. Leading rusher Ryan Mathews is questionable for Monday's game against the Giants after injuring his groin Friday at practice. For the Giants, receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) is questionable even though he hasn't practiced this week. Fellow receiver Rueben Randle (hamstring) is probable.

BILLS: Former Florida State quarterback EJ Manuel is expected to start today against the Bengals, replacing the injured Tyrod Taylor (knee), according to the nfl.com. Manuel took the majority of first-team snaps at practice this week.

REDSKINS: Receiver DeSean Jackson was downgraded to out for today's game against the Jets because of a left hamstring injury. He has not played since getting hurt in the season opener. When asked this week about Jackson's status, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said: "I don't care if he plays or not." During the preseason, Jackson said he didn't think anyone could cover him, and he mentioned Revis.

Illness might cause Watt to miss first start 10/17/15 [Last modified: Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:39pm]
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