JJ Watt posts a Twitter video confirming that the Houston Texans granted his release from the team as both parties broke up (photo credit: @JJWatt)

Three-time Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt said Friday that he asked the Houston Texans to release him and they have mutually agreed to split up

“I sat down with the McNair family and asked for my release, and at that point we mutually agreed to split up,” said Watt

Watt has played with the Texans throughout his NFL career after being selected by Houston in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Last season, Watt had 32 tackles, five sacks, an interception and a touchdown from 19 yards

The 31-year-old recalled his 10-year career in Houston in his video announcement and said Texan’s fans had treated him like family throughout his career – except for being booed on Draft Night / p>

“I came here 10 years ago as a kid from Wisconsin that had never really been to Texas and now I can’t imagine my life without Texas,” said Watt

The three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year turns 32 in March and would have entered the final year of his contract with the Texans – worth $ 175 million – before the announcement on Friday

“I’m excited and looking forward to a new opportunity I’ve worked extremely hard, but at the same time it’s always difficult to keep going “

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World news – CA – JJ Watt announces that he and the Texans have agreed to part ways

Source: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nfl/article/j-j-watt-announces-texans-agreed-part-ways/