J.J. Watt hasn't practiced with his teammates during organized team activities (OTAs).
But that could change, and quickly.
"I feel really good," the defensive end said on Tuesday. "As soon as I'm allowed, I will be out there. I hope it's soon. I think it could be very soon."
Watt left the Divisional Round playoff game in January with a groin injury. He's worked on a side field at the Houston Methodist Training Center during the first week of OTAs. When he's able, though, he said he wants back in the action.
"I want to get some real football under my belt," Watt said. "I want to play. I'm looking forward to that opportunity when it presents itself."
Watt won his third AP Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015. He led the NFL with 17.5 sacks, 29 tackles for loss and 50 quarterback hits.
J.J. Watt--from his time as a Texan back to his Wisconsin Badger days--is featured here in photos.