HEAD COACH BILL O’BRIEN
“First thing, I just want to congratulate J.J. Watt and DeAndre Hopkins for being named to the Pro Bowl. Also, obviously, Duane Brown as a first alternate, just real happy for those guys. I am proud of all three of them, just as I am proud of this football team. As far as it relates to Brian Hoyer, Brian is still in the protocol, he has been cleared to practice on a limited basis, but not cleared to play yet. Cecil Shorts did not practice today. I don’t think he will be available for the game. Rahim Moore is sick, dealing with an illness. We signed an outside linebacker to the practice squad, Jordan Dewalt-Ondijo and he is on the practice squad and then we put Tony Washington on the practice squad injured reserve. He is still here and we are trying to get him healthy and be able to work with him, so with that, I will open it up to questions.”
DE J.J. WATT
How’s your hand feeling?
“It’s only been two weeks, so I just have the cast off because I had to take a shower. I’m getting the cast back on in a minute. It’s only been 14 days. It’s still in the healing process. There’s still a little bit of ways to go, but I get more and more comfortable with it every day. We get more and more efficient at making the club the way we want it. It’s coming along.”