Cardinals Activate DL J.J. Watt Off IR

The Arizona Cardinals announced they activated DL J.J. Watt off injured reserve for Monday’s playoff game vs. Los Angeles.

Watt, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He was in the final year of his eight-year, $108.88 million contract that includes $51.8 million guaranteed when he was released by the Texans.

Watt was owed a non-guaranteed base salary of $17.5 million in 2021. The Cardinals signed him to a two-year deal worth $31 million this past March. 

In 2021, Watt appeared in seven games for the Cardinals and recorded 16 tackles, one sack, a forced fumble, and two pass deflections.

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