Texans’ Watt: Good to have Kubiak back

Gary Kubiak is returning to the sideline on Sunday to coach the Houston Texans.

And that makes J.J. Watt very happy.

Kubiak returned to the practice field on Wednesday after suffering a mini-stroke two weeks ago on the field at halftime of the Texans game against the Indianapolis Colts.

“It was good to have him out there,” Watt said after practice. “It’s really good to have him back out there and, obviously, foremost it’s good to know he’s healthy again.”

Kubiak only missed one week after the health scare, and his returned helped lift the spirits of a team looking to break out of a 7-game losing streak.

“I’m happy for him because I know this is what he loves to do, this is his passion,” Watt said. “I’m really happy he could be out there and doing what he loves.”

The Texans take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon.