J.J. Watt: I’m glad to be home again

The Houston Texans defensive end has been back in Houston after a five-month layoff following surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Watt, a three-time Pro Bowler and one of the NFL’s most dominant defensive linemen, returned to the field Saturday in his first action since February 15.

He returned to a defense that has been one of NFL’s best for the past few years.

The Texans allowed the third-fewest points in the NFL in 2017, allowing just 22.8 per game.

The Texans also ranked in the top five in the league in sacks (19.4), pressures (14.5), quarterback hits (32.5) and hurries (17.4).

Watt was a Pro Bowlar for five straight seasons before he broke his collarbone in Week 4 of the 2017 season.

He has been sidelined since.

The team is still waiting on the results of a CT scan that Watt underwent on December 10.

The MRI revealed an injury to his right collarbone and the team has since been working with a specialist.