On the beat: 5 questions with Houston columnist Jerome Solomon

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With the return of a new season, we're bringing back our weekly "5 questions..." feature here at BSJ where we check in with a writer for the other team that knows their stuff to get a better feel for the opponent. For the Texans, we spoke with old friend Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle who previously did a great job covering the Patriots for The Boston Globe. Check him out on Twitter here.

1. The Texans have two stars — J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson — coming off serious injuries. How did they look in the preseason, and are they ready to jump in 2018 without an issue?