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The return of J.J. Watt and David Quessenberry were noted immediately by those in attendance during the first day of the Houston Texans OTAs. Quessenberry was working on the interior of the offensive line after nearly a
As for Watt, it is early but he is moving well. However, like for all veterans, this will be a gradual build up to the training camp. For one, Watt looks in much better shape than he did last season when he came down with the back injury and he much more looks the part going into 2017. Watt showed off his normal pass rushing ability and made offensive tackles know he was back. It was good to see him back moving and displaying a high level of ability once again.
There was a clear confidence change with running back Tyler Ervin on the field. Last season, even during the spring and offseason, Ervin looked tentative. With the ball in his hands today, he looked decisive when catching, running, and fielding punts. It is early, but it is clear that Ervin appears to be a different player on the field.
Tom Savage took the field as the clear cut starter and had an up and down day. Savage was able to put touch on the ball at times and other
As for Deshaun Watson, it was more downs than ups as the practice progressed. Watson looks solid in the quick game and showed he is accurate, getting the ball out quickly. The issue, like many rookie quarterbacks, is when he has to read the game and let plays develop. He looked overmatched at times and although this is only the second day on the grass, there is a clear learning curve that Watson has to overcome to even get close to stepping on the field.
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