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J.J. Watt 's military salute okay with the NFL

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was prepared to be fined, if that is what it took, for him to continue his salute to the military after he sacks the quarterback, but that's not the case.

The NFL is cracking down on what the league considers excessive celebrations, including military-style salutes.

However, the league said Wednesday military salutes are okay as long as they are not directed at the opponents.

"I do my salute as a sign of respect and appreciation for the military," Watt said after Wednesday morning's practice.

"If it wasn't for the men and women overseas protecting us I wouldn't be able to play football.

"When I was in Afghanistan I had many, many solders come up to me and say we appreciate your salutes after sacks.

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