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Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans placed star defensive end J.J. Watt on injured reserve on Wednesday.

The move came one day after a person familiar with Watt's condition told The Associated Press he had re-injured his back and that the Texans expect him to be sidelined until at least December — and possibly the entire season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't discussed his 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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