Shield your eyes, Houston Texans fans. You're not going to want to hear this news about your best offensive and defensive players.
Notable players that have been placed on PUP to begin training camp, per source:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 21, 2019
* Texans DE JJ Watt
* Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins
* Patriots RB Sony Michel
* Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas
What does this mean? Not much at the moment until we learn more. Watt and Hopkins can be taken off the PUP whenever the Texans want to, but it seems as if the team wants its two stars resting for a good portion of the preseason to ensure they're good to go when Week 1 kicks off.
Texans will have some big names on the PUP list to start camp https://t.co/5Lx6hJYvrN— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 21, 2019
Watt underwent an offseason knee procedure that was said to be minor, while Hopkins battled injuries throughout last year despite putting up a Pro Bowl campaign, so this certainly seems more precautionary than anything.