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Bedard: What’s going to happen with J.J. Watt and Russell Wilson?

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Another day, another big NFL name(s) looking for a change of scenery.

This week we've heard Russell Wilson talking about his situation with the Seahawks. Today, J.J. Watt asked for and received his release from the Texans.

Looking at each situation through a Patriots lense:

J.J. Watt released by Texans

This wasn't a surprise, as Watt was due to make $17.5 million in the final year of his deal when he turns 33. All that money comes off the Texans' cap. They're now in the black for 2021. The Texans did him a favor releasing him now, as he can pick his destination even before free agency starts and the money dries up.

How good is Watt at this point, and which teams are potential fits?