ESPN: Texans exercise fifth-year option on JJ Watt

JJ Watt and the Texans will be in front of a national audience twice in the upcoming season. (AP)

April 23, 2014 7:08:05 PM PDT
The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option on defensive end J.J. Watt's contract for the 2015 season, a league source said.

The 2012 Defensive Player of the Year has 36.5 sacks over his first three seasons.

Teams have until May 3 to make a decision on whether to exercise the fifth-year option, which is guaranteed for injury only until the final day of the 2014 league year. It becomes guaranteed at the start of the next league year.