Sources say that Houston is saving its final injured reserve/designated to return spot for Watt, and that there is real optimism from all parties that he can return for the playoffs. Yes, Watt could be back just three months or earlier after tearing his pec.

There is even a possibility, albeit slim, that Watt, who had four sacks in eight games to go with a whopping 20 QB hits before his injury, could be back for Week 17.

Leave it to Watt to try to steal the shine of his team’s win over New England.  I mean, after their performance on Sunday night, do the Texans even need Watt?

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