Tennessee Titans

Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve

J.J. Watt is out until at least December and could miss the rest of the season with an injured back, leaving the Texans searching for ways to deal with the loss of the NFL's best defensive player.

Watt was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday, which means he'll be out for a minimum of eight weeks.

"You can never replace the best player in the NFL," coach Bill O'Brien said. "When someone like that goes down, it's a tough thing obviously, but at the same time ... this is a team.

"A team made up of some really good veteran leaders, some really good young players. We're looking forward to the challenges that are ahead."

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