Arizona Cardinals make decision on J.J. Watt ahead of Monday night playoff game
J.J. Watt is back for the Arizona Cardinals in Monday night’s finale of Super Wild Card Weekend.
Watt has been activated off of injured reserve ahead of Arizona’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. Watt himself teased the news in a Monday morning tweet.
We have activated DL J.J. Watt from injured reserve to our active roster. pic.twitter.com/ulwrakkNlE
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) January 17, 2022
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 17, 2022
Watt last played in Week 7. In 7 games this season, he recorded 16 tackles (5 for loss), 10 quarterback hits, a sack and a forced fumble.
The former first-round pick out of Wisconsin had been sidelined with a shoulder injury that was initially thought to be season-ending. It’s unclear if Watt will be full strength, but the Cardinals should be boosted by the presence of one of the NFL’s top defenders on Monday night against the Rams.
Monday’s kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. ET, airing on ESPN.