J.J. Watt worked out with the Houston Texans in preparation for their upcoming game against the New Orleans Saints but is unlikely to play on Saturday as he continues to nurse an elbow injury. According to coach Gary Kubiak, if it were a regular season game then Watt would certainly get in but they have to be smarter during preseason with their slightly banged up defense:
"We’ve got to be very, very smart," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "We’re talking about him. We’re talking about (Shaun) Cody. Cush (Brian Cushing) is a little bit banged up and didn’t practice today. Although I want them all there and working, there is an ultimate goal here and we’ve got to take it a day at a time and be smart."
With Watt out of the running for the Saints game and Brian Cushing on the rocks as to whether or not he'll get time as he nurses a rib injury along with a number of other banged up guys, the Texans are going to be a bit thin on the defense as they head into the second to last preseason contest.
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