Texans' J.J. Watt fined $16,537 for roughing the passer vs. Bills

J.J. Watt fined for roughing the passer vs. Bills
Friday October 3rd, 2014

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been fined $16,537 by the NFL for roughing the passer in the team's game against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain.

Watt received the fine because he was penalized twice for hitting Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel too low. He hit Manuel nine times during the game.

An early contender for NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Watt has 15 tackles, two sacks and an interception return for touchdown this season.

Earlier this week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who faces Watt and the Texans Sunday, said Watt "may be the best player we play all year."

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Watt was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance against the Bills, when Watt returned that interception 79 yards for a touchdown to go along with those five tackles in the Texans' 23-17 win.

Earlier this season, Watt scored a touchdown on offense when he lined up at tight end against the Oakland Raiders and caught a one-yard pass.

The 25-year-old signed a six-year, $100 million contract extension with the Texans before the season.

The Texans (3-1) travel to the Cowboys (3-1) on Sunday.

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