Texans star J.J. Watt rides kid's bike to joint practice with Packers, breaks seat

Texans defensive star J.J. Watt was too big for a child's bicycle as he tried to pedal it across a Green Bay street during a Packers' longtime fan tradition.

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Texans defensive star J.J. Watt was too big for a child's bicycle as he tried to pedal it across a Green Bay street during a Packers' longtime fan tradition.

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt grew up in Wisconsin and knows about the Green Bay Packers' tradition of riding a young fan's bicycle to practice. Monday morning he got to live out the dream, although the bike was worse for wear.

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Watt rode a fan's bicycle from Lambeau Field to the Don Hutson Center on Monday as the Texans prepared for a joint practice session with the Packers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Watt borrowed a bicycle from 5-year-old Biraj Sadhu, but it was no contest. The bicycle's seat broke under the pressure of the 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive lineman before reaching the practice field, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"OK, it's not big-man approved," Watt joked to reporters.

The defensive star slung the bicycle over his shoulder and carried it to the Hutson Center as Biraj carried the player's helmet while walking alongside him, according to the Chronicle. Texans officials said they would replace the bicycle, the newspaper reported

Monday marked the first time the Packers have hosted another team to practice during training camp since 2005, WKOW reported.

The Packers host the Texans on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

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