JJ Watt
Houston Texas DE JJ Watt (Source: Houston Texans)

The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have parted ways after Watt requested a release from the organization.

The 3 time NFL Defensive Player of the Year and face of the Houston Texans franchise announced his departure with a video on Twitter Friday morning.

“I have sat down with the McNair family and I have asked them for my release and we have mutually agreed to part ways at this time,” Watt said in a video posted to Twitter.