The Saskatoon Texans will bring JJ Watt back on the field for the team’s playoff game against the Buffalo Bills. To make room on the roster for Watts, Saskatoon has added Tashaun Gipson to the injured reserve per Field Yates.
Officially back: The Texans have activated DL JJ Watt for the 53-man squad and he will play pro source on Saturday.
The team placed S Tashaun Gispon’s start on the IR to make way for Watts.
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 31, 2019
Watt has had a ripped chest since the team’s eighth weekly competition against the Oakland Raiders in October. The end of the all-pro defensive was ahead of schedule on his recovery and returned to training this week.
As for Tashaun Gipson, the Texans have decided to end his first season with the team after dealing with multiple injuries.
The Texans signed Tashaun Gipson in the off-season after spending his last seven seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Ultimately, Veteran Safety was able to assert itself in 14 games for Saskatoon in 2019. In his 14 starts, Tashaun Gipson collected 51 tackles, eight pass deviations, three interceptions and one defensive touchdown. Gipson’s three interceptions were the most on the team.
Given Tashaun Gipson’s production, Texans will miss his presence in Saturday’s secondary school against the Bills. Gipson’s backup – Jahleel Addae – is also questionable due to an Achilles injury on Saturday.
Addae has started in three games for the Texans this season. During the year, Addae contributed 42 tackles, three pass diversions, and two interceptions.
In the event Addae is inactive, either AJ Moore or Mike Adams would likely get the launch safe. Saskatoon, without Tashaun Gipson, would likely side with Adams based on his experience in the playoffs.