NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
5-1-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 8-9-0
0-6-0 3-14-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 35 1.0 0 0 0

Top Armon Watts News

  • Bears' Armon Watts: Set for free agency

    Watts notched three tackles in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 35 tackles and one sack over 17 games played.

    Watts played about 30 snaps per game as a backup defensive tackle after coming off a career season in 2021 with the Vikings, when he recorded 46 tackles and five sacks. In his rotational role, he averaged two tackles per game, and he'll likely land a similar role next year. He's now an unrestricted free agent.

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  • Bears' Armon Watts: Records first sack with Chicago

    Watts recorded three tackles and a sack in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

    Watts has three or fewer tackles in all but one game this year, though he's been playing at least half the snaps over the last five weeks. Unless his role changes, he'll remain a low-upside IDP option.

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  • Armon Watts: Let go by Minnesota

    The Vikings waived Watts on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Watts, a 2019 sixth-round pick, appeared in all 17 games for the Vikings last year and recorded career highs in tackles (46), sacks (five) and forced fumbles (two). The 26-year-old defensive tackle was in line for a reduced role after the offseason acquisition of Harrison Phillips, but it's still surprising to see him let go. Watts figures to garner at least some attention on the wavier wire, but he could return to Minnesota via a practice-squad deal if he goes unclaimed.

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  • Bears' Armon Watts: Claimed by Bears

    Chicago claimed Watts from waivers Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Watts is coming off a 2021 season with Minnesota in which he appeared in 16 games and recorded 46 tackles and five sacks, so it was somewhat surprising when the Vikings opted to waive him Tuesday. He should compete with Justin Jones and Angelo Blackson for regular reps at defensive tackle in 2022.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Starting against Lions

    Watts will start Sunday against the Lions, according to Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Watts will make his second career start, and his first one since the 2019 season finale, as he will replace Michael Pierce. Watts has played 79 defensive snaps across four games this season, racking up eight tackles (four solo).

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Limited role Sunday

    Watts had one tackle and played 17 snaps in Sunday's overtime loss at Cincinnati.

    Watts is a reserve nose tackle and may not get much playing time as long as Michael Pierce and Dalvin Tomlinson stay healthy.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Will play Friday

    Watts (ankle) is not on the inactives list for Friday's game against the Saints.

    Watts had been listed as questionable after logging a DNP and two limited practice sessions this week, but he will give it a go against the Saints on Christmas Day.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Plays 37 snaps Sunday

    Watts had a tackle and played on 37 of the defense's 78 snaps in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

    Watts played just seven games last year after a hamstring injury, so he could have a larger role later in the season as he continues to develop. He'll get playing time as a reserve in a rotation on the defensive line.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Activated off COVID list

    Watts was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Andrew Krammer of The Star Tribune reports.

    Watts was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday but can now rejoin his teammates at practice. The 2019 sixth-rounder will steer his focus on competing for reps with Jaleel Johnson after long-time starting defensive tackle Linval Joseph signed with the Chargers this offseason.

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  • Vikings' Armon Watts: Moved to COVID list

    The Vikings placed Watts (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

    A 2019 sixth-round pick, Watts appeared in seven regular-season games as a rookie for Minnesota. He'll now need to gain full clearance before rejoining teammates at practice, having either tested positive for COVID-19 or come into close contact with someone who did.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 295 lbs
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Age: 26
School: Arkansas
Experience: 5