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J.J. Watt signs with Cardinals


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — J.J. Watt has agreed to a two-12 months agreement with the Arizona Cardinals.

The crew announced the deal with the cost-free-agent edge rusher on Monday. Watt was launched past month by the Houston Texans, for whom he won 3 NFL Defensive Player of the 12 months awards.

The 31-12 months previous Watt has been a person of the NFL’s very best players for a ten years, but requested out in Houston, which is going through a roster upheaval. Watt joins one more previous Texans star, vast receiver DeAndre Hopkins, in Arizona. Hopkins was acquired by the Cardinals in a a person-sided trade a 12 months in the past.

Watt started out all 128 online games in which he appeared in the past 10 a long time after entering the league as Houston’s 1st-round assortment, 11th overall, in the 2011 draft out of Wisconsin. In 2017, he was picked as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the 12 months for his function in assisting Houston recover from Hurricane Harvey. He was the league’s prime defensive participant in 2012, 2014 and 2015.