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Texans Watt Injured Football

Houston's Watt re-injures back, could miss entire season

HOUSTON (AP) — J.J. Watt has re-injured his back, according to a person familiar with his condition, and the Houston Texans expect the star defensive end to be sidelined until at least December, and possibly the entire season.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't confirmed the injury.

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49ers looking for replacements for cornerback Jimmie Ward

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward is week-to-week with a quad strain, the team announced Tuesday. He left Sunday's loss to the Seahawks with the non-contact injury after covering a kickoff in the second quarter.

That likely leaves coordinator Jim O'Neil to find a replacement for one of the most valuable members of his secondary in time for a visit from Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys' eighth-ranked offense Sunday.

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The AP Pro32

Poll Release: Sep 27
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1New England Patriots (6)3-03771
1Denver Broncos (5)3-03773
3Minnesota Vikings (1)3-03605
4Philadelphia Eagles3-033315
5Green Bay Packers2-13269
6Seattle Seahawks2-131412
7Pittsburgh Steelers2-13061
7Baltimore Ravens3-030611
9Kansas City Chiefs2-128713
10Carolina Panthers1-22794
11New York Giants2-12428
12Houston Texans2-12407
13Arizona Cardinals1-22326
14Dallas Cowboys2-123017
14Cincinnati Bengals1-223010
16Oakland Raiders2-121516
17Atlanta Falcons2-120719
18New York Jets1-217514
19Los Angeles Rams2-116725
20Washington Redskins1-215127
21Buffalo Bills1-213030
22Indianapolis Colts1-212627
23San Diego Chargers1-211720
23Detroit Lions1-211721
25Tampa Bay Buccaneers1-210918
26Miami Dolphins1-29923
27Tennessee Titans1-28122
28San Francisco 49ers1-26624
29New Orleans Saints0-35826
30Jacksonville Jaguars0-33729
31Cleveland Browns0-32632
32Chicago Bears0-31631

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