Deshaun Watson full-go in practice

Deshaun Watson was a full participant in Wednesday's practice at the Houston Methodist Training Center.

"Cleared to practice, cleared to do everything," Watson said. "I'm good."

The Texans starting quarterback is on the mend after a painful chest injury limited him last week. Watson first learned of his injury only after a very physical 19-16 overtime win on Oct. 7 against the Dallas Cowboys. He still finished with 375 passing yards, one touchdown, one interception and 40 rushing yards.

"I was just playing ball," Watson said. "I didn't recognize it, we didn't recognize it during the game."

After consulting with the team's medical staff and his family, Watson received the green light to play in Week 6 against Buffalo. While he struggled at times, Watson still led the Texans on three scoring drives (one touchdown, two field goals) on the way to a 20-13 win over the Bills.

The reason he wanted to continue playing was easy, according to Watson.

"My teammates, that locker room, the coaching staff, all the guys I put the work in for," Watson said. "I just love the game of football and I want to be out there and help this team win and do what I can to help lead this team and put us in a position to get a W and that's what I did."

Watson has played through his share of injuries before. During his 2014 season at Clemson, he led the Tigers to a 35-17 win over the rival South Carolina Gamecocks with a torn ACL. Watson underwent season-ending surgery following the win.

"I played through a lot of injuries before as a young kid through high school," Watsons said. "Never missed a game until I got to college where ACL was the issue and then last year, same. ACL was the issue that kept me out. Outside of that I was just always on the field playing."

Watson's full participation in practice is good news for a Texans team currently tied for first place in the AFC South. Houston, after winning three consecutive games, will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in hopes of securing a much-needed divisional win.

"We have the talent, we have the ability, we just got to go do it," Watson said.

The (3-3) Texans will travel to Jacksonville to face the (3-3) Jaguars on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

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