J.J. Watt, other veterans out vs. Saints

Check out photos of Texans players and coaches arriving at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome prior to their game against the Saints.

J.J. Watt won't play in the preseason game against New Orleans.

The defensive lineman, fellow defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, cornerback Johnathan Joseph were in uniform but didn't play.

Left tackle Duane Brown was ruled out of the game earlier in the week by head coach Bill O'Brien,

Check out these pregame snapshots of the Texans in New Orleans.

because of a hand injury. Watt, Wilfork and Joseph, however, didn't play in the previous two preseason games either.

O'Brien was asked on Friday about playing time for his starters, and he said it would be "very, very similar to the first two games". He also added that there would likely be a few omissions.

"I'm not sure that every single person will play in the game, but a number of guys will get an opportunity to play in the game," O'Brien said.

Watt played sparingly in a pair of 2014 preseason games. 

The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 4/16/2021)

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