J.J. Watt, Texans have "great" 1st day

J.J. Watt doesn't miss a day of training.


Monday was no exception as the 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year returned to NRG Stadium for the first day of offseason workouts.

"Today this guy was working out, like way after the workouts were done," safety Rahim Moore said Monday. "He's one of the best football players I ever saw in my life. Seriously, he's remarkable. He's special."

Watt even jogged, not walked, over to the Houston Methodist Training Center as if it were practice tempo, according to Moore.

The 2012 and 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, who posted a video of his 61-inch vertical box jump last week, never veered from training this offseason. Still, he was excited to be back in Houston working with his teammates.

"It's really nice to get back with the guys," Watt said Monday. "It's a lot of fun to get back out on the field. Really just to have that camaraderie again. It's really nice to be back and kind of in the thick of things."

Watt had been working out at his cabin in Wisconsin but returned to Houston on Friday night.

"Just to be back around the fans, to see all the kids, and to see all the Texans jersey, Texans license plates, and just to be back in Houston," Watt said. "It feels so good. I really do love it here. I think when you go away and you come back, it really shows you how much you really do love it."

The Texans began Phase One of offseason workouts on Monday, which includes two weeks of strength and conditioning.

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