Deshaun Watson: Knee “feels comfortable” after Tuesday’s practice

AP

There are plenty of boxes to check before the first week of the regular season, but Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson filled in a big one on Tuesday.

Watson was on the field and running the Houston offense during 7-on-7 drills during their first OTA practice of the offseason. It was also Watson’s first practice since tearing his ACL last November and he said all felt well after the session came to an end.

“My knee feels [good and] comfortable,” Watson said, via Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com. “[It was great] to be able to go out there and throw and do some things out there and get the timing down with the receivers. … Just to actually get back out here with the group, with the team, with the whole offense and being able to just get back to the basics of football and build that chemistry and just build that leadership and that trust within each other.”

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said that Watson is “getting better every day” and has improved his football knowledge during his wait to get back on the field. If that should lead to better results than he put up while healthy as a rookie, O’Brien should be overseeing a pretty potent offense in Houston this season.

11 responses to “Deshaun Watson: Knee “feels comfortable” after Tuesday’s practice

  1. The length of time since Watson’s knee injury gives you a pretty good idea of how bad Bridgewater’s knee was shredded. Non contact injury to boot. I would really like to see Bridgewater get back to the point he left off. Watson as well.

  2. Modern day medicine is fantastic. 20 years ago, that might have been a career ending injury. Today, he’s back out on the field running 7 on 7 drills 6 months after he went down. Crazy.

  3. Look out folks. This guy is going to explode with the talent around him and a smart coach who wants to use his talents to the max.

  4. Not a Texans fan at all, but this kid has one hell of an arm. It’s fun to watch him play and he seems like he has a good head on his shoulders. Hope he gets well soon.

  5. Behind the Patriots and the Jaguars the Texans may now be the 3rd team in the AFC that the Steelers just cannot beat. Just imagine if all teams got to play in the Cream-puff AFC North?

  6. Watch the barn-burner between the Texans and Seahawks last season. Watson played like an all-timer, though the Texans ultimately lost. I can’t wait for him to be at 100% again, and I hope to see him and Russ Wilson face off in a Super Bowl soon enough

  7. aj66shanghai says:
    May 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm
    Watch the barn-burner between the Texans and Seahawks last season. Watson played like an all-timer, though the Texans ultimately lost. I can’t wait for him to be at 100% again, and I hope to see him and Russ Wilson face off in a Super Bowl soon enough

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    Russ Wilson has played in his last Super Bowl. Hate to break it to you.

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